Airport Construction

From major infrastructure updates and terminal renovations to runway repairs, airport construction is key to ensuring passengers? flight experiences are both safe and enjoyable. Get the latest in airport construction news happening across the country here.


Balfour Beatty, as part of the LAX Integrated Express Solutions joint venture team, completed an important milestone in the delivery of Los Angeles International Airport's (LAX) Automated People Mover (APM) by placing concrete for the first segment of the 2.25-mi.

A Turner-Flatiron joint venture was awarded a contract to build a new $2.265 billion airport terminal at San Diego International Airport. The 1.2 million-sq.-ft. building with 30 gates will replace the existing 1960's era terminal. Construction will begin in late 2021 once all environmental permits are issued.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Salt Lake City's renovated airport welcomed its first passengers on Sept. 15 at a new concourse that is part of the first phase of a $4.1 billion project. A plane leaving for Atlanta received a water cannon salute on the tarmac and city, airport and airline officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony inside to celebrate the work accomplished over the first six years of construction.

Seven months into the Houston Airports System (HAS) $58.9 million rehabilitation of Taxiway WB at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), construction crews from Flatiron are making steady progress on the project that began in early February and has a projected delivery date of early 2022.

Coastal Alabama's Jack Edwards National Airport will see big changes over the next 12 months. The Airport Authority of Gulf Shores held a groundbreaking ceremony Sept. 8 for the airport's new air traffic control tower facility. The much-needed tower will help with directing air traffic and increase safety at the second busiest airport in Alabama.

Virginia's Dulles International Airport will rebuild one of its four runways and Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport in Maryland will get additional funding to purchase land in the airport's noise zone to ease complaints — two big projects given the green light through new federal funding.

Sterling Construction Company Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction LLC, was awarded three separate alternative delivery construction contracts by the Salt Lake City Corporation's Department of Airports. The Salt Lake City International Airport projects total $97 million and are part of the airport's Terminal Redevelopment Program.

Contractors are moving forward this summer on a billion-dollar expansion program at George Bush Intercontinental Airport that officials said could bring construction jobs and economic growth to the region. The Houston Airport System continues its $1.3 billion capital improvement program, the IAH Terminal Redevelopment Program, despite travel decline from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

While the coronavirus has made Newark Liberty International Airport a ghost town for travel, inside the new Terminal One the pace is just the opposite as lots of work continues to progress since the final piece of steel was lowered in place last October.

The possibility of luring a commercial airline carrier to the Tuscaloosa National Airport is getting closer. Tuscaloosa's City Council gave final approval in late June to award a $7.93 million contract to rebuild the airport's Runway 4-22. S.T.

Construction began last week on a $12 million expansion project at the Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) that will add an additional 38,000 sq. ft. to the air terminal and a variety of new services and amenities. The project, funded entirely by the Federal Aviation Administration's Aviation Improvement Program, is scheduled to be completed in 18 months.