The first phase of the TREX Program is the Concourse C Expansion Project. The 144,000 square foot, $150 million expansion will add three new gates to the west side of the Airport’s C Concourse. On the east side of the concourse the current ground boarding gates will be replaced with three passenger loading bridges and the existing upper C Concourse gates will be upgraded. The concourse’s ticket counter area will also be extended to provide six additional counter locations for airlines. And new exit lane technology will be installed, improving security.
In addition, the project, which will be LEED certified, will replace or upgrade aging infrastructure, including mechanical, electrical and plumbing; lighting; gatehold technology; baggage handling systems; restrooms; glazing/curtain wall systems; escalators and elevators.
The project will also expand accessibility for persons with disabilities with in-floor hearing loops at gates, multi-use information displays with emergency connections, ambulatory stalls in restrooms, companion care rooms with showers and changing stations, nursing mother spaces and improved service animal relief areas.
The C Concourse Expansion Project will be funded through a variety of sources, including an $11,000,000 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Airport Terminals Program grant awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration in July 2022. Bonds, CARES federal funds, and Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) funds will also be utilized to pay for the project. No local tax dollars will be used. It is expected to be complete in 2025.