Tornado Damaged Lambert Concourse To Reopen By April
The Lambert Airport concourse that’s been closed since it took a direct hit from the Good Friday Tornado will reopen within two months. Repair costs are being totally covered by insurance and FEMA. That’s allowed the airport to re-design and modernize the damaged “C” concourse. It will open for business again with eleven operating gates in late march or early April.
“That should balance the traffic between the heavily-traveled concourse on the “A” and the balance with what we have here. Certainly with all the new shops and restaurants we want as much activity as we can get on this concourse to be able to support the new venues.” said Lambert Airport Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge.
In addition to the re-modeled “C” concourse almost all of the hundreds of the airport’s custom-made glass panels shattered by the tornado have now been replaced.