The Buffalo Niagara International Airport has started construction on a $65-million project to upgrade the airport.
The three-year project aims to improve passenger-dynamics throughout the terminal including the security entrance, exits, inspection areas and baggage claim. The upgrade also creates more comfortable waiting areas for passengers transitioning to cars, buses and vans, according to the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority.
“Once complete, visitors will find it less congested at the security entrance, with even bigger improvements for the exiting. The new design will sport two egress areas, and a new enclosed and expanded federal inspection area for international flights. A refurbished baggage claim area will have not just one additional baggage return belt, but four completely new machines each providing 50-percent more surface area than before,” according to the project’s website.
The project is expected to create 300 constructions jobs.