Groundbreaking set for new KCI

On the heels of the city council’s 11-1 vote in support of moving forward with the $1.5 billion project, the Kansas City Aviation Department and Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate announced plans for a groundbreaking celebration for the project later this month.

Groundbreaking festivities will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 25 at Kansas City International Airport’s Terminal A parking structure.

City officials, airline representatives, key project partners and labor, community and business leaders, are expected to be on hand for the event.

Furthering their commitment to engaging the community in the process of delivering the new terminal, the aviation department and Edgemoor teams are excited to open this momentous occasion to the public. Individuals interested in attending the groundbreaking must register by visiting

The new terminal’s groundbreaking celebration kick start construction activities, including interior demolition of Terminal A, as well as project-related programs and services designed to strengthen local small businesses, grow the workforce of the future and eliminate barriers to building a career in construction, according to a press release from the aviation department.

At 39 gates, and just over one million square feet, the new terminal is the largest infrastructure project in Kansas City’s history and will have a profound and lasting economic impact on the region in form of new jobs, opportunities for local and small businesses and a first-class traveler experience for airport users, according to the release. The project is projected to generate up to 5,000 construction-related jobs.

Additional details regarding the March 25 groundbreaking celebration will be made available at and