ROCK SPRINGS — The Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport has received a $3 million Wyoming Business Council grant that will act as a crucial component in moving forward with the Commercial Terminal Modernization Project.
The State Loan and Investment Board (SLIB) approved the airport’s application for a $3 million Wyoming Business Council Business Ready Community Grant at their meeting Thursday morning.
“This $3 million in funding is one of the final pieces of funding to move forward with our $19.5 million Commercial Terminal Modernization Project. To date, the airport has secured just over $16.3 million in Federal and State grants as well as nearly $700,000 in local funding,” Airport Director Devon Brubaker said.
Brubaker added that the remaining $2.5 million in needed funding is expected to come from a combination of additional federal grants and local funds.
“We expect the remaining funding to be secured by the middle of June with construction beginning shortly afterwards,” he said.
The project, which the airport has been attempting to secure funds for since 2018, will take approximately 17 months to complete. The result of the project will be a Commercial Airline Terminal nearly double the current size with improved layout, enhanced security, passenger amenities and concessions.
“The actual scope of work consists of two expansions (one on each side of the building) and a complete renovation of the existing building. Once complete, passengers will not recognize the difference between new and old,” Brubaker said.