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Tuning Up The Airport Construction Update

photo constructionSee time-lapse progress of the new six-level 6,000 parking space garage. The Book People retail bookstore is now closed for renovation across from Gate 11.

Watch progress of parking garage via web camera

Austin Commercial, the general contractor for the new 6,000 space parking garage underway, each night utilizes 80 to 85 trucks to pour concrete. It is estimated that construction is approximately 25 percent complete, and the structure is up to the third level in some areas. The finished garage will tower six levels and is the size of three football fields long.

A construction web camera is stationed at the site to view the latest progress of the construction of the new garage. To view photos (updated every 30 minutes) and to watch the time-lapse movie of the new garage (slated to open in 2018), visit: http://workzonecam.com/projects/austincommercial1

photo concrete pourBook People store starts renovation

Book People, the largest independently-owned bookstore in Texas, has started construction on the re-design of its Austin airport store. The renovation will incorporate characteristics of its Austin, Texas downtown location on North Lamar Blvd., with the familiar blue logo and big comfy reading chairs in each section of the store.

Construction walls surround the 1,418 square foot space in the Barbara Jordan Terminal located across from Gate 11. A center reading lounge is included in the new design along with net-like facings and frosted glass walls. A reclaimed wood checkout counter with copper pendant lights are planned around the retailer’s displays of its popular reading options that include bestselling and staff selected books, magazines, snacks, and travel items.

rendering book peopleThe west end of the store will include a 267 square feet Wi-Fi bar to accommodate passengers and to charge electronic devices. Renovation is expected to be complete in early 2018.

Carousel 2 bag claim undergoing replacement

With the completion of the construction that doubled the size of Carousel 1, contractors have started the replacement of Carousel 2. The I-shaped Carousel 2, at 138 linear feet will be replaced and modernized at the same size and is part of the overall airport improvement project.

Did you know?  

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport supports over 40,000 jobs, with over 3,000 at the airport itself, and contributes over $2.4 billion to the local economy.


About this blog

This blog is regularly updated to inform travelers and the public of the latest construction activities at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Information ranges from customer service improvements to changes in travel processes.