COLORADO SPRINGS – Heading to Thanksgiving, the typical holiday crowds will meet up with the tail end of the $7 million fire repair project at Colorado Springs Airport. A roof fire caused burn, smoke and water damage. Repairs are near completion, but will not be finished in time for the holiday travel rush.
Airport managers say the work will not impact travel. “Right now as we go into the busy season our passengers are number one,” said Airport Marketing and Communications Manger, Aidan Ryan, “So making sure they can easily come through all of the access points, get through security and get to their planes.” Some of the construction work will be shifted to evenings and nights to avoid conflict during the busiest times of day at the airport.
Travelers do need to consider some pad time. It is not for the construction, instead because of the larger number of people booked to fly.