BWI expansion funding approved

BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport is a step closer to offering more international flights and shorter lines.{ }

The Capital Gazette reports the Maryland Board of Public Works on Wednesday approved part of the funding for major airport improvements.{ }

The project will cost $125 million over three years, with $25 million coming from the Transportation Infrastructure and Investment Act of 2013 and the rest from passenger fees collected by the airlines.

Additional gates at Concourses D and E will allow more airlines to offer international travel, which jumped 21 percent last year.{ }

Plans also include connecting the two concourses, moving some gates to handle both domestic and international flights, creating a multi-lane security clearance area, and widening part of Concourse D.{ }