Construction crews celebrate new airport terminal construction progress

Construction crews celebrate new airport terminal construction progress

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Construction crews take a big step forward in the effort to build a new terminal at Armstrong International. They installed November 17 the highest steel beam needed for the structure.

The $993.7 million airport terminal project includes construction of 35 gates, a new parking garage, shops and restaurants.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the project is all about economic growth. "Economic growth means a lot of things. It helps people get to places faster. But, your faces are testament to the fact that it means jobs," said Landrieu at construction crews' "topping off" ceremony.

The new terminal is expected to open in February of 2019.

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