PUNTA GORDA, Fla. – Halfacre Construction Company (HalfacreConstruction.com), the area’s oldest, most established, locally owned and operated private commercial construction company, is enhancing the operations at the Punta Gorda Airport by reconstructing two additional parking lots and adding new pay stations.
Construction began in May 2016 to rebuild the long-term and cell phone parking lots, adding roughly 500 spaces. The long-term and short-term parking exits will also be reconstructed to allow traffic to flow more freely by increasing the number of exit lanes from two to four.
Slated to wrap up in late fall 2016, current construction on the projects, totaling around $1,955,000, are taking place next to the existing long-term parking lot. This year and for the first time, the Punta Gorda Airport will hit the 1-million passenger mark.
“Punta Gorda is one of the fastest growing airports in the country,” said Gary Quill, executive director of the Charlotte County Airport Authority. “Due to its increasing popularity, we draw passengers from Marco Island to Sarasota. These updates will result in a much more efficient layout than we have ever had. The new exits will speed up the process of entering and exiting the airport parking lots. We saw these projects as a great value and a long-lasting benefit for the airport and its travelers.”
Located at 28000 A-1 Airport Road in Punta Gorda, Fla., the Charlotte County Airport Authority owns and operates the Punta Gorda Airport. In the past 12 months, a total of 972,316 passengers have used the airport.
About Halfacre Construction Company
As the area’s oldest, most established, locally owned and operated private commercial construction company, Halfacre’s foundational strengths stand as evidence that its commercial and industrial construction projects will be delivered on time, within budget, with the utmost integrity and with the expertise and financial strength needed for success. President Jack Cox serves as president of the Suncoast Charities for Children and is an appointed member of the Probable Cause Panel of the Construction Industry Licensing Board for the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Halfacre Construction also offers its expertise as a green building provider with the resources available to build viable, effective alternatives to reduce energy consumption and preserve natural resources. Staff includes U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) certified professionals who have demonstrated proficiency in green building practices and who possess a thorough grasp of the LEED Green Building Rating System. For more information, please visit www.HalfacreConstruction.com.