S EP 2018: The estimated cost for the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport's new International Arrivals Facility has reached almost $1 billion. In 2013 Port of Seattle commissioners estimated the project would cost $300 million.

The Seattle Times reports that the facility is expected to open eight months later than officials had originally planned, in August of 2020.

On Tuesday, a report by an independent review panel appointed by Port commissioners put the facility's cost at just over $968 million.

Review panel chair John Okamoto says he is not surprised at the new figure given ‘supercharged’ regional construction costs and a substantial increase over time in the scope of the project.

He doesn't expect the estimated cost for the facility to increase again.

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