Airport construction continues: Nan Inc. awarded $8.3M USDA inspection building contract

  • Mainland bound passengers need to pass luggage through agricultural inspection at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • A new USDA facility building contact was awarded at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • A new USDA facility building contact was awarded at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • The new TSA checkpoint at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport opened on Friday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • The new TSA checkpoint at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport opened on Friday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Mainland bound passengers pass luggage through agricultural inspection at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport on Saturday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Mainland bound passengers pass luggage through agricultural inspection at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport on Saturday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

Construction is anticipated to begin next year on a new USDA inspection building at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole.