Nearly 20 projects are nearing completion with others expected to be completed over the next four years. The overall goals are to increase flight capacity, eliminate the airport’s reputation as one of the most delay-prone hubs in the country, and enhance the travel experience.
The most high-profile project is the south runway. Although the undertaking has many facets, the most obvious is the runway ramp over the US 1 tunnel. Officials expect the runway to open for air traffic in mid-September, although work on surrounding areas will continue for months.
All terminals will be upgraded with new concessions, retail stores, and restaurants as well as new floors, lights, seats and ecologically-sensitive bathrooms.
Terminal 4 will double in size to a total of 14 gates, add new restaurants and concessions, feature a larger security checkpoint, and double the number of restrooms. There will also be a bridge to Terminal 3 to accommodate those with connecting flights.
Terminal 1 will have an additional five gates and a new customs inspection station allowing international travelers to transfer to other concourses without having to pass through security a second time.