Energy-impacted projects have sprouted all over Western North Dakota.
In fact, one more lifted off this morning.
Kelli Volk was on site for the new airport terminal groundbreaking where construction is set to begin very shortly.
(Gov. Jack Dalrymple, ND (R))"We have so many shovels from so many groundbreakings, many of them right here in Minot."
One more shovel has been added to the pile with the new airport terminal groundbreaking at the Minot International Airport.
With the necessary funding on board the project is taking flight.
A project prompted by Minot's growth.
6315(Gov. Jack Dalrymple, ND (R))"Who would've thought a few years ago that Minot would need a large, beautiful, new terminal like this? Something that is going to be a source of great pride and a source that is going to change the whole image and the whole way people view this community."
The 40.3 million dollar terminal will be a two-story building with, six gates, and more space for travelers.
(Andy Solsvig, Airport Manager)"
The spacious terminal is designed with the future in mind.
The terminal will be built with the ability for expansion if necessary.
6337(Andy Solsvig, Airport Manager)"What that's going to allow us to do is the ability to expand as we grow into the long term future.
Along with the new terminal will come the new accessories to complete an entire airport package.
-other projects apron 16 million, 8 million for new parking lot and access road, and taxi way and snow removal equipment building
new building will be around 115,000 square feet
(Andy Solsvig, Minot Airport Manager)"There's going to be some congestion We'll try to do the best we can to inform and communicate with the public about what's going on and just get this think built as quickly as we're able to and as seamless as possible."
A seamless project aimed at paving the way for a clear runway into the future.
In Minot, Kelli Volk, KX News.
The building coupled with the other airport projects could total up to 80 million dollars.