Want to know what the terminals at Tucson International Airport are going to look like when Sundt’s work is finished? The writing is on the wall.
Earlier this month, the construction team put up four large wraps covering walls at the airport showing renderings of the completed work. The renderings will be hard to miss: the largest one, showing the new security checkpoint, measures 14.75 feet by 6.5 feet.
The aviation construction project includes relocating two existing checkpoints to an expanded configuration that will upgrade the terminal’s passenger level of service, enhance concession and revenue opportunities and upgrade critical building systems. Construction is scheduled to be finished by November 2017, in time for the holiday season.
Interior demolition at the new checkpoint on the west side is mostly complete, with structural deck infill soon to follow. Also at the west checkpoint, removal and replacement of existing windows looking onto the airside will start in the next 4 to 6 weeks, as will removal of ceilings in Concourse B.
We are also improving the central concessions kitchen and performing behind-the-scenes work on mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire sprinklers. We are also starting work on remodeling police offices and locker rooms that are to become Transportation Security Administration spaces.
The work, being performed for the Tucson Airport Authority (TAA), is called “A Brighter TUS.” When finished, the project will bring down walls and put up windows to allow more light into terminals. TAA is using TUS to promote its airport code and Twitter page, where the public can visit to keep updated on project progress.