Terminal East Infill Project update; Mass transit enhancements
On the south side of the garage, installation of the high roof spine truss and beams on the Terminal East Infill Project continues during both day and night shifts. This steel truss/beam system has been described by the design architect as similar to the structure of a leaf. Once the beams are in place, the installation of the ceiling/roof deck on top begins. This is anticipated the first week in August.
On the lower two levels of the structure, installation of metal wall studs, plumbing and mechanical ductwork is ongoing. The support clips for the aluminum curtainwall system are being installed at the bottom of the exterior perimeter of the steel columns. Inside the terminal, work to access the existing steel structure of the building is underway on the Concourse ticketing and Mezzanine levels.
During takeoff or landing, passengers may notice construction activity near the east runway. Work is underway on the Taxiway A Completion Project to complete the north and south portions of the taxiway. Last week crews started scraping the soil, moving dirt, and laying asphalt for a construction road. Excavation will continue and electrical conduit will start being placed below what will become the first course of new pavement section. A 75-foot wide concrete pavement will be laid later in the project making the taxiway full-length parallel, providing multiple access points to the east runway and giving air traffic control more options in high density traffic.
The airport and Capital Metro are working together to enhance the passenger experience of using mass transit. There is a new bench and trash can, provided by Cap Metro, at the bus stop just outside the Hilton Austin Airport Hotel. Across from the hotel, a new concrete slab with a bench and trash can will be installed in the next few weeks. In the future, the bus stops will have shelters from the elements. Future plans also include upgrading the bus stop at the terminal. The airport has a Pedestrian Connectivity project currently in the planning stages to develop a Sidewalk Master Plan to support the City’s Imagine Austin connectivity initiative and our tenants, employees, and customers.
April 1, 2013Work in Lot A begins, terminal renovations and roadways underway
April 8, 2013Terminal entry way work begins, Lot A & B impacted by CONRAC
April 15, 2013 Slow down for construction vehicles, new entrance into the Cell Lot
April 22, 2013Work begins on Terminal curbside, flight display monitor makeover