Airport expansion project sees progress
FORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD AIRPORT (WSVN) -- Progress is being made on a South Florida airport expansion project.
Officials toured Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Monday and got a first-hand look at the south runway expansion.
U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz said the project will have a positive impact on the area. "Very exciting to have seen the process that they've gone through," said Wasserman-Schultz. "From the birth of the idea to the actual construction. The impact that this runway is going to have on us economically in our community to boost South Florida as the premier gateway to Latin America in the country."
The congresswoman was accompanied by Broward County Mayor Kristin Jacobs, Aviation Director Kent George and a representative from the construction team.
Since construction began last year in January, crews have been working for 20 hours a day and six days a week. Construction is 50 percent complete and is expected to be done in September of next year.
According to airport officials, the South Runway Expansion project is generating $1 million a day to South Florida's economy.
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