ST. LOUIS – The airlines at St. Louis Lambert International Airport agree to help fund more airport improvements.

Several projects in the works will cost around $330 million.

Crews will build a new ‘central utility plant’ that powers Terminal One. Most of it dates back to 1956, when the terminal opened.

The airport is planning to build a new de-icing pad. The project will also move the airfield maintenance operations and tear down the vacant air National Guard buildings.

The airport also reports the following projects:

  • Relocation of Airfield Maintenance
  • Demolition of the vacant Air National Guard Complex
  • Executive Program Management (EPM) Services
  • Program Management Services

“These projects will modernize part of our current airport infrastructure,” says STL Airport Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge. “These projects will allow the airport to move forward on a number of initiatives highlighted in our Master Plan. It will make our airport more adaptable to the future needs of this industry.”

In May 2023, the Federal Aviation Administration approved an updated Airport Master Plan for St. Louis Lambert International Airport. A master plan allows airports to make informed decisions on potential development and be in the best possible position to address the future needs of their passengers.