Airport Terminal Rehabilitation Project

Welcome to the Terminal Rehabilitation Project page! 

Construction for the La Crosse Regional Airport's Terminal Rehabilitation Project started at the end of October 2014 and is expected to conclude in May of 2016 with the installation of a third jet bridge.  Thank you for flying the La Crosse Regional Airport and we look forward to providing a newly refined space for your comfort!

Project Name - La Crosse Regional Airport Terminal Rehabilitation Phase III

Project Description - This project entirely changed the use of the building.  Passenger screening and the secured holding area was moved to the second floor with a new elevator providing ADA access.  Expanded TSA queuing lines and a lengthened screening area allow for comfortable movement through security and also allowed for TSA Pre Check.  An expanded secure holding area was provided nearly double the seating.  Features of the secure holding area include plentiful power outlets, multiple 55" LED televisions, three operations jet bridges, a ground loading location, a kids play area, and new restrooms.  A new combination restaurant and gift shop facility allows dining in the secure area while also allowing food to be ordered pre-security.

On the first floor the large CT-80 screening machine was moved to a back room out of public viewing freeing up queuing space at the newly installed ticket counters.  In-lane automated kiosks streamlined airline queuing as will nearly doubling the queuing space.  A newly constructed USO/military lounge with over double the square footage ensures our troops have the most comfortable experience possible.  TSA and Airport Administration offices were relocated to a central area in the existing secured holding area with a new conference room and IT space.  New car rental counters provided ADA access and provide for a uniform look for the existing four providers.  New vestibules allow for maximum energy savings and provide complimentary luggage cart storage.  Finally, a newly remodeled restroom  provided additional space for passengers' comfort.

In addition to the major improvements listed above, all surfaces within the building were rehabilitated or replaced to provide a world class experience.  All of the building HVAC systems were replaced with high efficiency units.  Additionally, most lighting was replaced with LED's to provide additional energy savings.

Project Cost - $14.2 Million

Funding Sources - Federal Aviation Administration, Wisconsin Bureau of Aeronautics, La Crosse Regional Airport (no local tax payer funds are supporting this project)

Project Timing - The project will commence October 2014 and is estimated to be completed by mid 2016

Project Dedication - February 2016