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Despite air traffic slowdown, work on new gate at BOI continues

Even with an overall slowdown in air traffic at the Boise Airport, and with big pieces of the airport’s master plan on hold – a project is underway.

Scott Hedrick Construction sent along photos of work to build a new boarding bridge on the C Concourse – dubbed Gate C8A. The new boarding bridge will service Alaska Airlines, and allow for larger planes to connect to the airport via jetbridge.

The project, estimated to cost $1.1 million, will add the 100-foot jet bridge and connection to the airport.

BOI last added a new jet bridge connection in 2017. That project also added spaced for a larger Alaska plane to connect to the terminal.

The airport put its overall expansion plans on pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Just weeks before it was set to start, a project to add a new employee parking garage was called off. The airport saw a dramatic, historic drop in passenger traffic in April. It also saw a big influx of cash from the federal government’s CARES Act legislation.

Courtesy Scott Hedrick
Don Day - BoiseDev editor
Don is the founder and publisher of BoiseDev. He is a National Edward R. Murrow Award winner and a Stanford University John S. Knight Fellow. Contact him at [email protected].

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