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An exterior view of the terminal at Cheyenne Regional Airport. Wyoming Tribune Eagle/staff

CHEYENNE – A construction company is suing the Cheyenne Regional Airport Board for unpaid expenses.

Knife River Corporation, which handled civil projects related to the ongoing construction of the new $18 million airport terminal, is requesting damages in the amount of $314,541, plus attorney and court fees.

The court filing claims that, during contract work throughout 2016 and 2017, the city of Cheyenne endured a storm that led to additional costs associated with the completion of projects. Airport Director Tim Barth approved the expenses in a written confirmation, according to Knife River.

The company alleges the board has yet to pay the additional expenses, which amounts to a breach of contract. The board was issued a letter requesting funds in November 2017.

Knife River handled a number of airport projects, including building new roads to reach the terminal and an aviation apron with space for one 737 airliner and two regional jets.

Civil work makes up about $6 million of the overall cost of the terminal project, according to previous reporting.

Both parties declined to comment on the pending litigation.

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