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Groundbreaking held for airport expansion project

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Construction of a 6,000-square-foot terminal expansion at the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport began Monday after a groundbreaking ceremony. From left: Karl Ward, president of Brewer construction firm Nickerson & O’Day, architect Rick Malm of Lewis + Malm Architecture, County Commissioners Antonio Blasi and Steve Joy and Airport Manager Brad Madeira launch the project Monday.

TRENTON — Construction of a $2.5-million terminal expansion began Monday after a groundbreaking ceremony at the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport.

Airport Manager Brad Madeira said nearly 6,000 square feet would be added to the existing building. The existing building also will be updated.

“It’s something we’re very excited about,” Madeira said.

The expansion also will create larger, improved screening areas for the Transportation Security Administration. Customers also will have a departure lounge for the first time.

Brewer-based Nickerson & O’Day Construction has been hired to manage the project, which was designed by Lewis + Malm Architecture of Bucksport.

“You’ll see no impact in passenger service,” Ward said. “You’ll barely know we’re here at all.”

Ninety percent of funding for the construction comes from the Federal Aviation Administration.

The remaining 10 percent of the cost will be split between the Maine Department of Transportation and the airport.

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