A $3.5 million development project for the south side of the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport was scheduled to open for bids on Monday.
Plans call for an apron 300 feet wide and 2,500 feet long, and a taxiway 50 feet wide and 2,500 feet long.
Preliminary design and engineering work on the project has totaled some $489,000, and an engineer’s estimate for construction is predicted at about $3 million.
95 percent of the engineering costs and nearly 94 percent of the construction costs will be paid for by the Federal Aviation Administration. The city of Lewiston and Nez Perce County will split the 6-plus percent of the construction costs.
Bidding was scheduled to open Monday afternoon at Lewiston City Hall.
Should the process run on schedule, officials expect construction to start sometime in June, and the apron and taxiway project should be open to plane traffic in October.