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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Airport gets renovation nod ...

AMARILLO, Texas — A $52 million renovation of Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport is expected to put a new concourse into operation by May.

The Amarillo Globe-News reported Monday that city aviation director Pat Rhodes says they're "down to putting the final pieces together."

Terminal project general contractor Western Builders has moved its focus to the inside of the new concourse and to reconfiguring the terminal airline ticket counters.

Western Builders in December completed the roof on the new concourse. Rhodes says the current concourse eventually will be demolished.
The bulk of the project is being paid for with federal funds.
The airport is named for Amarillo native and astronaut Rick Husband, who died in the 2003 shuttle Columbia disaster

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