Utah’s Economy: Expansion of the Salt Lake International Airport

SL Airport ExpansionThe expansion of the Salt Lake International Airport will be one of the largest construction projects in  Utah’s history. The 10 year project has an estimated cost of $1.8 billion. Big-D Construction/Holder Construction was awarded the construction contract in October 2013.

Only a few projects have been larger. The Intermountain Power Plant near Delta, Utah built in the 1980s at an inflation adjusted cost over $3 billion. The reconstruction of I-15 in Salt Lake County prior to the 2002 Olympics with a price tag over $2 billion.

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