DALLAS - A Lambert-St. Louis International Airport official says the city should soon know whether a one-year delay in the start of an expansion program will increase the cost of the $1.8 billion bond-financed project.

Consultants could report as early as next month whether the expected 1994 start will drive up the expansion's price tag, said Donald Aubuchon, assistant airport director of finance at St. Louis. Originally, work was to begin this year with completion set early in the next decade.

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