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Construction underway at Lafayette Regional Airport

Posted: 4:45 PM, Feb 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-05 21:29:05-05

Construction is underway for the new terminal at Lafayette Regional Airport.

The airport’s executive director tells KATC, support structures are going in the ground next month.

“We’re actually going to start driving test piles this month,” Director Steven Picou said. “They sit for approximately 30 days and then in March we’ll actually start putting in permanent piles.”

He hopes the renovations will accommodate their growth in passengers.

“This year we had a 10 percent increase about 451,000 passengers came through Lafayette Regional Airport,” Picou said. “We’re hoping that trend continues to move forward.

The project is expected to be complete in two years.