Highway Project Could Pave the Way For More Growth in Triad's Aviation Industry

Highway Project Could Pave the Way For More Growth in Triad's Aviation Industry

7:00am Jul 11, 2014
This is a photo of a taxiway-bridge project at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Residents might see a similar sight, if the Triad wins a big aviation tenant that could use the taxiway-bridge project. The plan is part of the Future I-73 now under way and will connect the Piedmont Triad International Airport to the land that it owns across Bryan Boulevard.
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In what transportation officials have been planning for decades, construction is underway in northwest Guilford County on an expensive stretch of interstate highway that holds the promise of further boosting the Triad’s growing aviation industry.

It’s quite possible that in a few years, you will be driving along the new I-73 near the airport when a massive Boeing jet taxis above you on a bridge crossing the highway.

The Triad Business Journal’s Katie Arcieri writes about this important construction project this week and its implications for economic development. She explains to WFDD contributor Justin Catanoso why some officials at Piedmont Triad International are calling the project a “game changer”.

Katie Arcieri is a reporter with the Triad Business Journal. To read her story this week and more breaking business news from the region, go to The Business Journal online at triad.bizjournals.com.

Justin Catanoso is director of the Journalism program at Wake Forest University and a regular contributor to 88.5 WFDD.

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