The Elmira Corning Regional Airport will be awarded $10.5 million in federal funding for renovation and infrastructure upgrades, officials announced Wednesday.
“Keeping our airports in top-notch shape is crucial,” said U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., in a statement Wednesday.
The funding that was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration will cover the first phase of the renovation project, officials said.
Work and funding on the entire overhaul will come in phases, as part of a $58 million project announced in 2016. Ten million dollars was awarded in 2016 from the FAA, and a separate $40 million from the state. But officials may apply for additional funding.
“Additional costs may be shifted for labor,” Santulli said in February.
This current phase will include demolition of the eastern half of the terminal building, construction of the passenger departure lounge, public circulation space, inbound baggage handling system and general site and utility renovations, according to a statement from Sen. Kristen Gillibrand’s office.
“I will continue to push for resources that would improve service and enhance convenience for travelers at airports across New York,” Gillibrand said.