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Traveler Info: Construction Updates

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We're improving and transforming the airport through our Journey With AUS program! Construction work in the terminal may be visible to passengers as we make improvements. Current terminal construction activities are below.

February 8 - 9, 2023: Overnight water shutdown on non-secure side of terminal

Project: Outbound Baggage Handling System (BHS) and TSA security checkpoint improvements

Activity: Water shutdown inside the terminal on the non-secure side between ticketing areas

Construction activity dates: February 8 at 9 p.m. to February 9 at 3 a.m.

Changes for passengers: The restrooms on the non-secure side between ticketing areas will be closed. Signage will be posted directing passengers to use the bathroom on the lower level in the back of baggage claim. Stairs and escalators are accessible for passengers.

 

February 8 - March 3, 2023: Demolition of exit lanes on the east side of the Barbara Jordan Terminal

Project: Outbound Baggage Handling System (BHS) and TSA security checkpoint improvements

Activity: Secure-side exit lane demolition 

Construction activity dates: February 8 – March 3, 2023

Changes for passengers: Passengers departing the secure side of the terminal will be redirected approximately 240 feet to an alternate secure-side exit.

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More information:
The security exit doors – or KABA lanes – at both the west and east secure-side exits will be demolished over the next several months to create space for two additional TSA lanes, one at both Checkpoints 2 East and 2 West. Each additional lane will increase screening capacity by approximately 180 passengers per hour.

Demolition of the east exit will begin on February 8 and take approximately three weeks. This will enable TSA space to create additional screening lane capacity at Checkpoint 2 East.

Passengers exiting the secure side of the terminal will need to bypass the east exit and use the west exit across from Gate 20. Additionally, construction near baggage claim will require a shutdown of the west escalator between the hours of 1 a.m. and 9 a.m., which will require an added detour.  Please follow directional signage.

Demolition of the west exit will occur later in the spring, at which time passengers will be redirected to the reconfigured east exit. Information about that demolition will be provided closer to the date.

The exit reconfiguration is enabling work to create space for two additional security checkpoint lanes, with a total added screening capacity of approximately 360 passengers per hour.

 


February 9 - 10, 2023: Overnight water shutdown between Gates 22 and 34

Project: Outbound Baggage Handling System (BHS) and TSA security checkpoint improvements

Activity: Relocation of existing utilities on the west side of the terminal

Construction activity dates: 10 p.m. on February 9 to 6 a.m. on February 10, 2023

Changes for passengers: Passengers will be redirected to the restrooms at Gate 21, behind Amy’s Ice Cream.

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More information: Contractors are relocating existing utilities as part of enabling work for the airport's Outbound Baggage Handling System improvements. This work will require a shutdown of the water mains between gates 22 and 34 for approximately six hours. The work will occur overnight beginning at approximately 10 p.m. on February 9, 2023. Water will be restored by 6 a.m. on February 10, 2023.

Baggage Handling System project fact sheet

 

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