Halfway to final approach


By the calendar, the $189 million Terminal Redevelopment and Improvement Program (TRIP) is nearly halfway complete. It’s hard to tell from looking at terminal interior, though. You cannot go anywhere without seeing or hearing the construction work.

Most recently, the main entrance to the terminal was closed. This will allow the curbside renovations to continue, including further installation of new, 16-foot glass walls and the aircraft wing-inspired canopy.

Passengers arriving at the airport and those coming to the terminal from the parking deck with will be directed to a temporary covered walkway and alternative entrance. Doors in the Ticketing Hall and Baggage Claim remain open. Passengers should consult the black and yellow construction signs in and outside of the terminal for guidance.

Here’s a quick look at where we are.

  • The new 6,200-square-foot Rental Car Pavilion opened March 19, the first phase of terminal work completed.
  • Underground utilities are in place and the airside apron is being repaved.
  • The apron expansion and remain overnight parking for aircraft is complete.
  • The Concourse B extension has floors, a roof and the beginnings of floors and windows.
  • The addition at Concourse A, which will house out bound baggage, offices and the consolidated TSA security checkpoint, also has a roof, floors and the beginnings of walls.
  • Three new baggage carousels have been installed.
  • New airline Baggage Service Offices have opened.
  • Terrazzo floors have been poured in several places, including the Rental Car Pavilion, baggage claim and ticketing.
  • Renovation has begun in the Ticketing Hall to create new airline counter space and to raise the ceilings to create a more open check-in area.
  • The Central Energy Plant is nearly complete and will soon provide the terminal with an efficient source of energy.
TRIP construction will be done in phases with substantial completion in fall 2015.


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