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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.

 May 31, 2023 11:30 p.m. - June 1, 2023 9:30 a.m.: Temporary facilities closures due to water shut off

Project: Outbound Baggage Handling System (BHS)

Activity: Relocating hot and cold water supply

Changes for passengers: Men's Restroom 3421, Family Restroom 3415, and Women's restroom 3417 will be closed from 11:30 p.m. - 9:30 a.m. Signage will be placed at each restroom directing passengers down to the Baggage Claim Level Restrooms.

May 15, 2023 -  June 15, 2023: Utility Work on Spirit of Texas Drive

Project: Austin Energy Distribution Line Relocation Project

Activity: Austin Energy will conduct utility work on Spirit of Texas Drive in three phases across three weeks. Work will occur between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., pausing from May 25 to May 30 due to high volumes of travelers for the Memorial Day holiday. 

Changes for people driving: Flaggers, traffic signage and temporary detours will be placed along Spirit of Texas Dr., Hotel Dr., and Freight lane prior to arriving at the intersection. Please follow roadway signage and expect delays.

March 2023 - August 2023: TSA Checkpoint Improvements

Project: TSA Checkpoint screening technology improvements and Checkpoints 2 East and 2 West expansion 

Activity:  New TSA screening machines will be installed in a staggered schedule at the checkpoints where preliminary work is complete. The installation work will take place in a single lane, one checkpoint at a time to help minimize passenger impacts. Checkpoint tv screens will display when a lane is closed. The airport is expanding checkpoints 2 East and 2 West by one additional lane each, for two new TSA checkpoint lanes. 

March 21 – June 21, 2023: Closure of Area around Baggage Claim 1 Carousel

Project:  Outbound Baggage Handling System (BHS) Improvements

Activity:  Area around Baggage Claim 1 area will be completely closed off for construction work

Construction activity dates:  March 21 – June 21, 2023

Changes for passengers:  Baggage Claim 1 carousel will be closed for 3 months. Baggage will be claimed at the remaining 6 baggage claim carousels. Passengers should check the flight digital boards in the terminal to confirm their baggage claim carousel.

Access to the airport’s Lost and Found room next to Baggage Claim 1 will be detoured. Wayfinding signs will be posted for directions.

This construction is part of Journey With AUS program which is improving and expanding the airport to meet growing travel demand. For more information on these construction projects or the Journey With AUS program, visit the Journey With AUS webpage.



Owned and operated by the City of Austin, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) is the second-fastest growing, mid-sized airport in the United States.