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Renovating second RDU terminal could cost $60M

Posted November 18, 2010 3:03 p.m. EST

— Renovations to the aging Terminal 1 at Raleigh-Durham International Airport could cost $60 million, the RDU Airport Authority learned Thursday.

The authority's Capital Projects Team said construction on the sprawling, blue-walled building formerly known as Terminal A could begin in early 2012 and be completed about 18 months later.

Construction on the southern half of Terminal 2 is on schedule to be finished early next year, officials said. The north concourse of the terminal opened two years ago.

RDU spent about $570 million to build Terminal 2, which has 32 gates and handles most of the airlines that fly into the airport.