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$45M Gerald. R. Ford airport renovation to begin next week

Gerald R. Ford International Airport

A $45 million project revamping areas of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport begins next week.

Airport officials say centralized passenger security checkpoints, new business centers and new retail, food and beverage spaces are among key features of the Gateway Transformation plan.

The first phase of work also includes new flooring, lighting fixtures and restrooms.

Additional features include an exhibit dedicated to Gerald R. Ford and a reconstructed indoor space for those seeing loved ones off for departure.

Construction of the first 18-month project phase is scheduled to begin on Monday, December 14, and be completed in summer 2017.

A second phase renovating airline ticketing and baggage claim and screening areas is expected to begin after.

Airport officials say some work may impact traveler traffic and terminal operations.

You can keep up-to-date at GRR.org/construction.

Hilary is a General Assignment and Enterprise reporter for WGVU Public Media. She joined WGVU in September 2014 after several years of experience as a local news reporter, anchor and photojournalist in Midland, Saginaw and Bay counties. She's also worked as a financial and business reporter and audio field producer.
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