Officials with the Bozeman-Yellowstone International Airport announce that a groundbreaking ceremony will take place Thursday, Aprill 11 at 1:00 p.m. to kick off the upcoming terminal concourse expansion project.

The project will add approximately 70,000 square feet to the concourse, eventually provide four additional gates, a third food and beverage location inside security, additional retail options and include space for future expanded outbound baggage handling.

Tony Martel, President of Martel Construction, Inc., estimates that over 500 direct and indirect jobs will be created during the construction of the concourse expansion.

Airport leadership expects minimal inconvenience to the flying public during the project, which is anticipated to be done in time for peak summer traffic in 2020.