Airport Set To Unveil New Gateway Project on Thursday
After nearly a year and half of work, the New Gateway Project at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport is about to be unveiled.
Jerry Hall, chairman of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority said the $27 million project put 275 construction workers to work and thanks to their dedication, the project is a month ahead of schedule and set to debut on Thursday.
"We've gone from a new baggage check area, to concourses, to this wonderful new shopping area. There's a new feeling for those coming and going and of course, a better feel of safety and security because of the new TSA operation."
Security is one of the biggest improvements, boasting a single security checkpoint. In the past, there were two separate checkpoints upstairs, now there's just one checkpoint downstairs.
Airport officials say they can move 1,300 people through security in ten minutes.
Aside from a new, state of the art security screening system, the remodeling project includes four new shops and some new restaurants, like the Emerald Bay Taphouse, and the High Mountain Marketplace.
Norman Dianda is the President of Q&D Construction. He oversaw the project.
"After checking through security now, you'll be able to shop, have dinner, or have breakfast and not be rushed or worried about having to catch your airplane."
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