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FARGO—Plans for a skyway at Hector International Airport are moving forward.

The Municipal Airport Authority unveiled pictures of the covered walkway at an open house Tuesday morning.

The skyway, which is planned for 2019, would connect passenger parking lots to the airport terminal.

Architects with the project say early ideas proposed a parking garage, but the skyway is the most cost effective.

The Airport Authority says weather is a main reason for building the skyway, but it also studied safety and the airport's long term plan.

"People are excited about the idea of being able to get out of the elements, really at any time of the year. It's windy here, it's hot here, it's snowy here, it's cold," said Terry Stroh, TL Stroh Architects.

Ninety percent of the estimated $15 million project will be eligible for federal funding through the FAA.

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