Reno, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- The Reno-Tahoe International Airport is preparing to open its newest portion of the airport on Thursday.
After 18 months of construction, the airport will officially open it's new area to passengers on Thursday. The Gateway Project, as it's been named by the airport, cost $27 million and was paid for through a bond and private funding.
"What's exciting is this project is ahead of schedule and under budget," said airport spokesperson Brian Kulpin.
Q & D Construction put 300 people to work on the project, which includes a new security checkpoint area with state of the art equipment, new restaurants and shops.
The entire wing also has large windows, providing extra light and a view of the tarmac and mountains.
"Literally every arriving and departing passengers will be able to go through this area. So four million people a year will experience this," said Kulpin. "The look, the feel, the stonework, the woodwork. We wanted to have a sense of place as they're coming and going through the airport and we really believe this project does that for us."