XNA board members unanimously approved a master plan for the airport this week with a long list of upgrades. And the planning wasn't easy.
The final proposal is about 400 pages long with an outline of construction projects and how to finance them.
"It's not a document you do and stick up on the shelf," says Kelly Johnson, XNA Airport spokesperson. "It is a living, breathing, dynamic guidance for us going forward. As the airport's been developed over the years, our last master plan was in 2002 so there's a need now for a parking deck. We've been working on the access roadway for some time. That is now on a map set included in the document."
In all, the projects are expected to cost about $200 million. Now, the plan goes to the Federal Aviation Administration for review.