KENNER, LA (WVUE) - New contracts were signed Monday for a billion-dollar project that Mayor Mitch Landrieu calls a game-changer.
A consortium of four contractors will build a new airport terminal on the Veterans Highway side of the east-west runway. The project will also include a new hotel, with work set to begin almost immediately.
"The main piece is the $650 million piece," Landrieu said. "And then there's a federal piece and a state piece, but when the project is finished, it will be a billion dollars in funds with the money primarily generated at the airport."
The city's goal is to have the new terminal built by the middle of 2018 in time for the city's 300th birthday.