Groundbreaking date set for new Kansas City airport

A groundbreaking celebration is planned for late March for the new single-terminal Kansas City International Airport.

The Kansas City Aviation Department and the project developer announced Thursday that the celebration will be March 25th at the airport.

The announcement is another step toward a new airport in the city, which was a source of controversy for years before voters in November overwhelmingly approved demolishing the current three-terminal airport and replacing it with a single terminal.

The City Council last week approved agreements between the city and developer Edgemoor over the design and construction of the airport.

The new terminal will have 39 gates and more than 1 million square feet.