Another delay for New Orleans airport's new $1B terminal
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Instead of opening before Mardi Gras, the new $1 billion terminal at New Orleans' international airport won't open until after the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
News outlets report that a consultant told the city's Aviation Board on Thursday that the three-month delay is needed so workers can replace nearly a half-mile of sewer pipe.
Chris Spann told the board in June that shifting oil had displaced the original main sewer line. Spann says it was intended to work by gravity, but several sections were moved upward. He says the new line will use pumps.
It's the third delay for opening the terminal, which will replace the current one.
It originally was planned to open in May of this year. Now, opening day is expected May 15, 2019.
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