Yakima Air Terminal to receive new security gates

Yakima Air Terminal to receive new security gates

YAKIMA, Wash. - Yakima Air Terminal will soon undergo some upgrades.

A City of Yakima press release said construction at Yakima Air Terminal-McAllister Field is set to begin September 2017 to replace 20 security gates.

The Yakima city council approved contracts related to the project, replacing 11 vehicle and nine pedestrian security gates.

This upgrade will ensure security levels at the airport, according to the press release.

The project will also include asphalt replacement under the gates.

City leaders said the project is expected to cost over $700,000 mostly provided by the Federal Aviation Administration.

“We’re lucky to have Alaska Airlines to assist in funding these critical improvements,” Airport Director Rob Peterson said in a statement.

Peterson said improvements will not impact passengers and installment is expected to take two to three months.

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