Sacramento airport’s Terminal B complex to open early

Sacramento International Airport’s nearly $1.1 billion Central Terminal B complex is expected to open this fall – months earlier than originally scheduled. When construction began in 2008, the terminal project was expected to cost $1.27 billion and was scheduled to open in spring of 2012. The project will open months ahead of that because of changes in construction plans due to the recession. Plans for a hotel and new parking garage were dropped to save money. A new garage will be built once there is enough need. Other cost savings were found during a simultaneous design and construction phase, , airport spokeswoman Gina Swankie said. The construction schedule was later revised to reflect those changes. However, Sacramento County Airport System officials don’t consider the complex to be under-budget or ahead of schedule, Swankie said. "The project is on-time and on-budget," Swankie said. " ‘Ahead of schedule’ is a bit of a fallacy given the changes to the construction program." Airport officials will hold a press conference at the California State Fair at 5 p.m. Friday to announce the terminal’s opening date. The project has been dubbed "The Big Build" because it’s the county’s largest capital improvement program to date. "We are expecting a fall opening," Swankie said. The terminal and concourse that make up the 675,000-square-foot complex will replace the 44-year-old Terminal B and an […]

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Sacramento airport’s Terminal B complex to open early

Sacramento International Airport’s nearly $1.1 billion Central Terminal B complex is expected to open this fall – months earlier than originally scheduled. When construction began in 2008, the terminal project was expected to cost $1.27 billion and was scheduled to open in spring of 2012. The project will open months ahead of that because of changes in construction plans due to the recession. Plans for a hotel and new parking garage were dropped to save money. A new garage will be built once there is enough need. Other cost savings were found during a simultaneous design and construction phase, , airport spokeswoman Gina Swankie said. The construction schedule was later revised to reflect those changes. However, Sacramento County Airport System officials don’t consider the complex to be under-budget or ahead of schedule, Swankie said. "The project is on-time and on-budget," Swankie said. " ‘Ahead of schedule’ is a bit of a fallacy given the changes to the construction program." Airport officials will hold a press conference at the California State Fair at 5 p.m. Friday to announce the terminal’s opening date. The project has been dubbed "The Big Build" because it’s the county’s largest capital improvement program to date. "We are expecting a fall opening," Swankie said. The terminal and concourse that make up the 675,000-square-foot complex will replace the 44-year-old Terminal B and an […]

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