WICHITA, Kansas -- A security expansion at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport is set to begin Friday and wrap up by August 22.
The airport currently has three security check lanes and will add an additional line to create four lanes.
New X-ray scanners will be added as part of the project.
Airport officials ask passengers to be patient during construction and reconfiguration of the current lanes.
"We recommend that folks get here a couple hours early, so you can through security particularly in that morning rush," said Keith Osborn, TSA Federal Security Director. "If you're an arriving passenger, you'll notice it's going to be a little bit of an obstacle maze to get through to get to the exit until all of the check lanes are now in operation."
Once complete, the new security line should help early ease morning congestion.
"You still ought to get here in plenty of time to allow to go through security, but it should shorten our average wait time, which in July was roughly about 20 minutes in the peak time periods," said Osborn.
The security project will cost $110,000 and be paid for by airport revenue.