Akron-Canton Airport Plans Two New Projects

The Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) plans to start work this summer on two new construction projects. At a total cost of more than $14 million, the two are part of the airport’s CAK2018 plan, a 10-year, $110 million improvement program.

The Akron-Canton Airport plans to start work this summer on two new construction projects. At a total cost of more than $14 million, the two are part of the airport’s CAK2018 plan, a 10-year, $110 million improvement program.

The first project calls for a redesign of the airport’s entrance road and parking lot in order to reduce congestion and to make way-finding much easier. It was designed by Hammontree & Associates. Northstar Asphalt will develop it in two phases.

Phase One is scheduled to start next month and to be completed this November. The developers will not only reconfigure and widen the entrance road around the front of the airport’s terminal but also upgrade the water, sewer and storm lines.

Phase Two is scheduled to start next April and to be finished in November 2016. It calls for the addition of 250 premium covered parking spaces, LED lighting,  a new entrance, exit lanes, booths and the creation of a more spacious rental car lot.

CAK will invest $11.6 million in this first project, with financing from the Federal Aviation Administration airport improvement program, passenger facility charges, passenger facility charges and airport operating revenue.

The second project, funded in the same way, will cost far less. At $2.7 million, it will upgrade the ticket wing and the front of the terminal building to create more circulation space and add more natural light, higher ceilings, LED lighting and terrazzo flooring. SōL Harris/Day Architecture is the architect. Work will start this June and will take about a year to complete.

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