Bentonville Begins Terminal Rebuild

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Don Peters Construction Inc. of Elm Springs submitted the winning bid for the construction of the new Bentonville Municipal Airport terminal.

The airport’s existing terminal was destroyed by a tornado in 2006 and with the help of state aid the city is in the process of rebuilding what was lost.

Bentonville mayor Bob McClaslin said the 2,415-SF terminal will be a “timeless structure” that will include a lounge, small meeting area, small training area and after-hours access for pilots.

“We want this to be a 30- to 40-year structure,” McClaslin said. “We believe this airport has a very positive future. We are trying to accommodate the general public with our new facility.”

Peters submitted a $396,000 bid for the job.

McClaslin said $300,000 of the project will be paid for with a grant from the state Aeronautics Board.

The remaining $96,000 will be paid for using proceeds from an insurance claim on the building.