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Jacksonville airport moves ahead with new $300 million concourse

Jacksonville Aviation Authority
via Florida Times-Union
A rendering shows six new gates on the new concourse planned at Jacksonville International Airport.

A new $300 million concourse at Jacksonville International Airport got cleared for takeoff Thursday by the aviation authority's board when it approved next year's budget.

Construction on the project will start in October with work on upgrades to the existing traveler checkpoint area and then continue in phases with the new six-gate concourse slated for completion in July 2025, authority officials told the board.

The architecture will have a similar modern design as the two existing concourses with an abundance of glass and natural light, aviation authority Chief Operating Officer Tony Cugno told the board.

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union.