MARION, IL (KFVS) - The Williamson County Regional Airport is breaking ground on a new terminal on Friday, Oct. 31.
For the past seven years, airport officials have been trying to get this project running.
However, due to delays, construction was put on hold.
Congressman Bill Enyart presented a check to the Airport for $3,262,380 to help with funding.
Airport Director, Doug Kimmel said while it's exciting to start breaking ground, it is only the beginning.
"We also realize that our work has just begun," Kimmel said. "We have a terminal to build and we're going to continue making sure that the facility is constructed and is going to be what we need to meet the needs of Southern Illinois travelers for years to come."
The new terminal will separate arrivals from departures.
Construction is expected to last 18 to 24 months.