PITTSBURGH — Allegheny County, city, and Pittsburgh International Airport leaders had a ceremonial groundbreaking for new airport terminal, that will cost $1.4 billion to construct.
Construction has been underway for some time. Heavy machinery and large mounds of rubble are visible from the current airport.
Coming off of the pandemic, the new terminal will keep public health at top of mind. The building will include clean air technology, outdoor space, and extra room for social distancing.
The Airport Authority expects more than 14,000 new jobs.
“This is really meant to be a bridge from we are, to who we are, to where we are going. It has always been a project that was meant to be for and built by Pittsburghers. It’s the airport Pittsburgh deserves,” Airport Authority CEO, Christina Cassotis said.
Nearby businesses are hoping for an increase of business when the new terminal is built.
The owner of Eggs n At, Kelly Engel, told us, “travelers come here all the time. People come in here and say, “I haven’t been here in 10 years, every time I come, I want to stop here.”
The new airport should be completed by early 2025.