Atlanta airport construction boom could be the result of infrastructure money: CEG
The joint venture of Skanska, New South Construction, FS360 and Synergy Construction has been selected for the northern extension of the T-North competition at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. (City of Atlanta DOA render)
Construction crews continue to work on a project to expand the North Terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. By the end of 2023, what is now a dusty and noisy building site will be an expanded terminal with five new doors.
And with more than $ 600 million included for Georgia airports in the federal infrastructure bill, construction of the airport is likely to become commonplace.
Atlanta airport general manager Balram Bheodari recently told WABE-FM that Georgia’s share of the money will be used not only to modernize the airport, but also to expand it further.
While speaking at the construction site, he also noted that plans are currently underway to expand Hall D, modernize Hall C and expand Hall T. Work is also underway to modernize the areas. parking and freight.
Flanked by dozens of workers wearing hard hats, Bheodari and US Senator from Georgia Jon Ossoff toured the construction of the North Terminal in late August before addressing the media. Ossoff said federal spending on airport upgrades would mean more construction jobs and the ability to move even more cargo in and out of state. He cited Atlanta Airport and the Port of Savannah as some of the “premier logistics hubs” in the United States and around the world.
The bipartisan $ 1.2 trillion infrastructure bill was passed by the US Senate on September 9, as the US House prepares to give it the green light.
“It was Democrats and Republicans under President Biden who came together to do something for the country, bigger than a political party,” Ossoff said in his remarks to Atlanta radio station .
Extension of hall T North under construction
Without waiting for infrastructure bill funds, one of the projects already underway at Atlanta Airport is a $ 124.5 million plan to add five additional passenger doors to Hall T, which included 17 doors. before the works.
The construction effort is a joint venture of Skanska, New South Construction of Atlanta, FS360 in Sandy Springs, Ga., And Synergy Construction Inc., based in Chicago. The joint venture has been working since late last year on the project, located at the north end of Hall T.
In addition, contractors and engineers are rebuilding much of the north terminal exit route, constructing a Delta Airlines ground support equipment installation and fire station, and overseeing relocations to service infrastructure. public.
The effort is only one part of ATLNext, a much larger expansion and renovation plan in Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson designed to increase capacity, renew and replace existing facilities, and improve the aesthetics of the airport.
“We are proud to support efforts to secure Hartsfield-Jackson’s position as the busiest and most efficient airport in the world,” said Scott Cannon, executive vice president of construction operations at Skanska in Georgia. and South Carolina, in a statement. “The extension and renovation of the Concourse T North will improve the level of customer service while meeting the changing needs of passengers.”
Teams began site preparation, which included demolishing and relocating older infrastructure to make room for expansion, ahead of the new hall’s inauguration last January. The joint venture plans to complete the airport project in December 2022.