New airport terminal coming in New Bedford
State approves funding for new control tower, too
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE
SOUTH COAST leaders say state transportation officials have made a “commitment” for design and project funding for a new airport terminal and control tower at New Bedford Regional Airport.
Mayor Jon Mitchell and Rep. William Straus, co-chair of the Legislature’s Transportation Committee, hosted a visit to the airport in June with state Transportation Secretary Jamey Tesler, who was briefed on the project.According to Mitchell’s office, the administration and passenger facility at the airport was built in the 1950s and the terminal is the oldest commercial airport terminal still in active use in New England.
They expect completed designs and permits can be expected by mid-2023.