Phase Two Terminal Offerings Obtain Board Approval | Local News
Watertown, SD – In a Friday noon meeting at Watertown Airport, the board of directors approved three supporting resolutions that will kick off phase two of the Watertown terminal project. Phase two includes most of the exterior infrastructure around the new building. Watertown City Council has the final say. Airport manager Todd Syhre said the bids were $ 1.5 million lower than the technical estimate. Shannon Kruse chairs the airport board of directors.
The only downside is a shortfall in federal dollars for this phase of the work, says Syhre.
He said that without the funds, some projects could be delayed.
The board of directors voted on Friday to approve three resolutions supporting the terminal’s phase two project. He will now go to Watertown City Council for action.
By the way, Syhre says passenger traffic has been sustained at the airport for SkyWest United and Denver Connection. He says Denver Connection began flights on July 1 with 50 people flying into Watertown that day.
Phase two at the airport is expected to cost around $ 5.9 million.