Bradley gets $5 million in federal funds to help build 80,000 square foot baggage inspection system

Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks is getting $5.4 million of federal funding that will go towards a major construction project. The Connecticut Airport Authority said on Thursday that the funding will be used for the ongoing construction of an 80,000 square foot checked baggage inspection system that’s currently under construction behind the Sheraton Hotel.

Once complete, baggage will be sent from the airline ticket counters along a mile-long conveyor belt to the new facility to be screened, the CAA said. Current explosive-detection machines located in the terminal lobby will be removed, which will free up space for current and future airlines. The facility will also create additional gate space for aircraft.

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