Elizabethtown prepares to debut new terminal building

Work on the new airport terminal building has been completed and the town staff are now putting the finishing touches on the building. The town is now gearing up for a grand opening celebration.

Elizabethtown Town Manager Eddie Madden said, “A ribbon cutting is planned for Friday, March 1.”

Mayor Sylvia Campbell sent out a public notice invitation about the ceremony. The ribbon cutting will take place at 11 a.m. on March 1st in front of the new terminal building. The building was constructed on the site of the old terminal building. The new building measures 4,495 square feet and was built on the site of the old terminal. The new building features a lobby, office space, a conference room, a pilot’s lounge, classroom space, restroom facilities, kitchen space, shower facilities, and storage space.

Construction was slowed slightly by Hurricane Florence but the building did not suffer any damage from the storm. All work in the terminal building are expected to be completed in time for the ribbon cutting on Friday, March 1.

Madden said the terminal project was 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. The former terminal building was constructed in 1988 and dedicated to the memory of former Elizabethtown Mayor William “Bill” Keith in 1990.

Written by: Erin Smith, BladenOnline.com