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Elizabethtown Airport Terminal project underway

By Erin Smith, BladenOnline.com

Work is progressing on the new terminal building at the Elizabethtown Airport. The skeleton of the new building can be seen as motorists drive past on Airport Road.

The new building will measure 4,500 square feet and is being constructed on the site of the old terminal. The new building will feature office space, a conference room, a pilot’s lounge, classroom space, restroom facilities, kitchen space, shower facilities, and storage space. The projected completion date for the project is October 2018.

The terminal project is being funded with a $1.2 million grant from the North Carolina Division of Aviation.

The old terminal building was sold and moved off the property.