GJ Regional Airport details flight plan for the future

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

A new runway, terminal improvements and food service.

That’s what the Grand Junction Regional Airport says it hopes to accomplish over the next decade.

During a board meeting Monday, the airport laid out details for their master plan.

Officials say the current runway is starting to show signs of wear and tear and constructing a new one is their top priority.

Plans are also in place to build a new tower, give parts of the terminal a face lift and add restaurants to both sides of the airport.

Most of those projects are slated to begin within the next three years

The new runway is expected to be in place by 2019.

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  • by Brenda Location: Grand Junction on Sep 14, 2009 at 11:48 PM
    It seems to me, that although the runways definitely need improvement, the need for food service in the Grand Junction terminal should be of TOP PRIORITY. Especially coming in to the winter season when the airport experiences a number of delays and/or cancellations, the passengers comfort should be of a primary concern for this airport. While the new "waiting" area has it's perks, it does little for those who are traveling with small children or ANYONE experiencing a long stay at the airport. Passengers are told to stay in the terminal "just in case" their flight should be able to depart shortly. Another issue is the inadequate parking, which although it has certainly improved over the past year or so, was poorly designed with no thought of future growth. Often cars are parked in places other than designated spaces because they have NO choice. Wouldn't it have been more cost effective in the long run to turn the center section of the lot into a 3 or 4 story parking building??
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