Terminal Expansion in Design

Drawing of the expanded terminal building at the Sheridan County Airport. Design work is now under way.
Drawing of the expanded terminal building at the Sheridan County Airport. Design work is now under way.

Expansion and remodel of the terminal building at the Sheridan County Airport is currently in the design phase, with a possibility that the project could be completed by the first of next year.

But according to Airport Manager John Stopka, that's assuming the county gets a grant from the FAA by the end of June. If that doesn't happen, Stopka said, the terminal project won't happen this year.

In a meeting with commissioners Tuesday, Stopka said he's applied for a federal grant and two state grants.

In the meantime, Stopka said, design of the project is expected to be 95 percent complete by the first week of March, and he plans to seek bids on the project by the first of May. He said in March he will send the design out for state and federal review.

The expansion/renovation project will add nearly 4,000 square feet to the existing terminal building. Plans include expanding the sterile area – where passengers wait before boarding their plane – to accommodate up to 70 passengers. That area will also include four individual restrooms.

Stopka said there also will be space for the Transportation Security Administration to install equipment for full-body scans, although he added he isn't sure whether TSA would install that equipment right away.

Tuesday's meeting of county commissioners and Stopka. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Tuesday's meeting of county commissioners and Stopka. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Layout of the interior terminal expansion work.
Layout of the interior terminal expansion work.
SheridanWyoming.com

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