Thousands of residents and visitors arrive and depart from the Bella Bella airport each year and it’s been in need of upgrades for some time. L&L Contracting of Bella Bella has finally commenced work starting with some changes outside to the parking and access routes around the terminal, upgrades to the septic systems and then the interior of the building will get a big makeover.
Lee Jay the main contractor from L&L said “we are going to add about 500 square feet to the terminal to increase seating capacity and pretty much do a major renovation to the interior over the next 3 months.” Washrooms will be redone, new entry and exit areas installed, new windows and walls and a general renovation of most parts of the terminal.
Being a local contractor means most of the labour will be done by Bella Bella residents on the approximately $200,000 worth of work. “We should be completed by early spring and present a new face of the community to visitors and locals.” The Airport is one of the key community owned assets managed by HEDC.