The Grand Junction Regional Airport is in for a big change over the next decade or so.
This month, officials released artist concepts of what a new terminal building would look like. The improvement is described as a five-phase plan to rebuild the airport building instead of maintain it.
These drawings are the product of last year's Terminal Area Plan study. Construction could begin as soon as the beginning of next year.
"It was built in the 1980's; it has a lot of structural problems and a lot inefficiencies," Amy Jordan with the airport said. "So, to maintain it is going to cost us more than to just go ahead and start the process to rebuild that building into a much more efficient facility."
The new terminal building will feature new ticket counters, gates, and a security screening area. In total, the new building will be 24,000 square feet which includes a fire station, garage, and storage area.
In addition to this improvement, the airport is also getting a new runway to meet proper codes.
Officials are still in the design phase and have not identified a total cost but say no taxpayer dollars will be used.