Council to take up $37mil rental car complex for El Paso International Airport

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Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 1:42pm

El Paso City Council will consider awarding a $37 million contract for construction of a consolidated rental agency complex, or ConRAC, at El Paso International Airport (EPIA).

The facility would house all of the airport’s rental car operations.

According to city documents, the complex – which would be ready in 2016 – would consist of a ready/return building, a ‘quick-turn-around’ area, a service yard, and a remote storage lot with a vehicle maintenance building.

The project would last about 20 months, with substantial construction to be complete within 548 days.

If approved by the council on Tuesday, the City Engineering and Construction Management department will award the construction contract to El Paso-based Arrow Building Corporation.

Five companies entered bids, according to city records, with Arrow determined to be the “bidder offering the best value bid.”

EPIA has already relocated its current ready-return rental lot to the west end of the airport’s short-term parking lot to accommodate the construction.

The airport advises rental car customers to access the temporary lot via Convair Road and to follow the signage.

Tuesday’s city council meeting begins at 8 a.m. at El Paso City Hall.  

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