The Greater Rochester International Airport will be getting some upgrades. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was at the airport Wednesday to announce that the airport won a grant for $40 million.
The entire airport update will cost about $63 million. 16 update New York airports submitted proposals and Rochester is one of two airports to win grant money.
- Color-coded navigation between Concourses A and B, a digital signage information hub, and tablets and USB charging stations
- A play area designed with input from the Strong National Museum of play
- A new façade and architecturally significant design featuring a solar canopy to enhance security and support sustainability with solar panels for night-time lighting and rainwater collection for landscape irrigation.
- New signage at the I-390 airport entrance.
- Enhanced accessibility, incorporating technology engineered by the Rochester Institute for Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, making travel easier for the hearing impaired.
The State is awarding the airport $39.8 million for the plan. Greater Rochester International Airport has secured all additional funding for the total cost of the project.
View renderings of the new airport here.