Turner Construction has secured a notice from the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) to proceed with the construction of a new concourse at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).
The $374m project is part of the airport’s ongoing Terminal B/C Redevelopment Plan, also known as Project Journey.
The project is intended to streamline and enhance the comfort and convenience of the 24 million passengers who travel through the airport each year.
Turner project manager Joseph Graziosi said: “We are proud to play such a critical role in MWAA’s journey to transform the passenger experience.”
He said that the new concourse will provide a more convenient passenger boarding experience, partly due to replacement of bus-served gates with passenger boarding bridges.
Graziosi said: “The new concourse will also offer a brighter and more modern environment, with improved sight lines between concession areas and gates. This gives travellers the ability to easily and directly see the status of flights.”
New retail and dining options, an airline club and more device charging outlets will be part of additional passenger service enhancements.
The company has already demolished two hangars and the MWAA’s former office building to make way for the new concourse.
The new concourse will include a two-level connector building with public circulation space, moving walkways and electric vehicle charging stations, all of which will be connected to a three-level concourse with 14 regional aircraft gates.
At approximately 230,000ft², the project will also provide additional concessions and traveller and staff amenities.
Ongoing work at DCA includes a new concourse aircraft parking apron and two 50,000ft² Security Screening Checkpoints.
The new concourse project is scheduled for completion in 2021.
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