A Vision for the Future

June 29th at commissioner’s court, East Texas Regional airport, working with the design firm of Corgan and Associates and with the engineering assistance of KSA Engineers, presented to the commissioners a proposal for the renovation of the terminal building.

The plans include an expanded waiting room for passengers, an expanded baggage claim area, a new building façade, and other improvements all designed to aid the passengers and citizens of East Texas.

The renovations will be funded by the FAA to a cost of $2 Million dollars.  Gregg County will contribute 5%.

Concept Art and a Proposed layout map for the finished design are located below.

Baggage Claim Proposal:

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Terminal Exterior Perspective:

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Interior Lobby:

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Passenger Waiting Area:

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Terminal Layout Proposal:

proposedterminallayoutmap.

RWC Enterprises wins contract for terminal remodel

On Monday, October 8, 2012, Gregg County Commissioners Court awarded the base bid contract for the East Texas Regional Airport Renovation Project to RWC Enterprises, INC.

The total project cost is $3,275,901.00.  There is an estimated completion timeframe within 18 months of the project start date.

The project is funded 90% from the FAA, with Gregg County bringing in the remaining 10% of the funding.

Included in the project cost is a passenger boarding bridge, a covered walkway along the terminal drop-off lane, and other security, technology, cosmetic, and structural improvements to bring the terminal into the 21st century.