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Blue Grass Airport road repairs, 1985

Posted on March 7, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
A $1.5 million project to repair deteriorated roads at Blue Grass Airport was nearing completion on Oct. 15 1985. The airports roads had deteriorated because of increased traffic volume, airport executive director Jim Brough said at the time. The improvements included rebuilding the entrance road to the airport, incorporating curbing and gutters with storm sewers, building a four-lane divided road leading into the airport, adding an interior circulation loop to the terminal, and improving intersection designs. Less than two years later, in September 1998, ground was broken on a $12 million expansion to double the size of the terminal that included new elevators and escalators, a restaurant and a third-level observation room. The first level of a $12 million, three-level parking garage opened more than 10 years later, in July 1999, in the area shown on the right side of the photo. The two upper levels, which were for long-term parking, opened the following October. The garage added more than 700 parking spaces, from fewer than 1,200 to nearly 2,000. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

A $1.5 million project to repair deteriorated roads at Blue Grass Airport was nearing completion on Oct. 15 1985. The airport’s roads had deteriorated because of increased traffic volume, airport executive director Jim Brough said at the time. The improvements included rebuilding the entrance road to the airport, incorporating curbing and gutters with storm sewers, building a four-lane divided road leading into the airport, adding an interior circulation loop to the terminal, and improving intersection designs. Less than two years later, in September 1998, ground was broken on a $12 million expansion to double the size of the terminal. The project included new elevators and escalators, a restaurant and a third-level observation room. The first level of a $12 million, three-level parking garage opened more than 10 years later, in July 1999, in the area shown on the right side of the photo. The two upper levels, which are for long-term parking, opened the following October. The garage added more than 700 parking spaces, from fewer than 1,200 to nearly 2,000. Photo by Ron Garrison | Staff

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