LAKEPORT/GREGG COUNTY (KYTX) - Gregg County commissioners on Tuesday accepted a $3.753 million federal grant to renovate and rehab the East Texas Regional Airport terminal.
The 20,000 square-foot terminal was last renovated in the mid-1980s.
This is the first renovation project since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, which Americans commemorate Tuesday. The plan adds Transportation Safety Administration-secure areas, with ticketing queues, airline offices and hallway connection between the holding room and main lobby. A jet bridge will be added to keep passengers from weather exposure, which should prevent passengers to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport stranded at ET Regional Airport from sitting on the tarmac.