March 7, 2019

Wheels Up: Groundbreaking Celebration Date Announced for KCI New Terminal

On the heels of the City Council’s 11-1 vote in support of moving forward with the $1.5 billion project, the Kansas City Aviation Department and Edgemoor are pleased to announce plans for a groundbreaking celebration for the project later this month.

Groundbreaking festivities will be held on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Kansas City International Airport’s Terminal A parking structure. City officials, airline representatives, key project partners, and labor, community, and business leaders, are expected to be on hand for the event.

Kansas City International Airport is an important regional asset. Furthering their commitment to engaging the community in the process of delivering the New Terminal, the Aviation Department and Edgemoor teams are excited to open this momentous occasion to the public. Individuals interested in attending the groundbreaking must register here.

The New Terminal’s groundbreaking celebration will be a watershed moment in the life of the long-awaited project and will serve to kickstart critical construction actives, including interior demolition of Terminal A, as well as important project-related programs and services designed to strengthen local small businesses, grow the workforce of the future, and eliminate barriers to building a career in construction.

At 39 gates, and just over 1 million square feet, the New Terminal is the largest infrastructure project in Kansas City’s history and will have a profound and lasting economic impact on the region in form of new jobs, opportunities for local and small businesses, and a first-class traveler experience for airport users. The project is projected to generate up to 5,000 construction-related jobs.

Additional details regarding the March 25 groundbreaking celebration will be made available in the coming weeks.

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