The construction of the new Terminal is being completed under the Construction Manager at Risk procurement process. TxDot Aviation Division is the primary manager of the project with input from the County. This project is currently funded at $1,200,000 with the State funding up to a maximum of $600,000 and a $600,000 County Match. The design and cost estimates through 60% had the cost at $1,080.000. Unfortunately when the Manager at Risk team bid the work, post hurricane Harvey, the costs came in 20% higher that the pre-hurricane estimate.
Any increase in funding for the project must come from the County. It is recommended that the County contribute an additional $200,000 to the project with the funding coming from 2015 C.O.'s which the County Judge designated for Airport improvements.