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Traveler Info: Construction Updates

Journey With AUS - Traveler Information: Construction Updates

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 2024 - 2026: TSA Checkpoint 3 Closure

Project: The West Infill project is enclosing an open area between the concourse and TSA Checkpoint 3 to expand the checkpoint. This project will also create more terminal space in between TSA Checkpoint 3 and the terminal roadway to create more room for ticketing and 6-8 checkpoint lanes.

Activity: TSA Checkpoint 3 will close on Monday, February 6. All passengers can use TSA Checkpoints 1 and 2 West. TSA PreCheck is available at Checkpoints 1 and 2 West. Clear is available at Checkpoints 1 and 2 West.


Ongoing - 2026: West Infill, Baggage Handling System Phase 2, TSA Checkpoint 3 Expansion


Project: AUS is in the design and construction phase for three overlapping projects. The West Infill, Baggage Handling System Phase 2 and the TSA Checkpoint 3 Expansion projects are in the same area of the terminal.

The West Infill is enclosing an open area between the concourse and TSA Checkpoint 3 to expand the checkpoint. This project will also create more terminal space in between TSA Checkpoint 3 and the terminal roadway to create more room for the new Baggage Handling System. 

Activity: The sidewalk on the arrivals level of the terminal roadway is partially blocked with construction barricades. The westside baggage claim exit is closed and so is the crosswalk in front of the exit. The smoking area has moved across the street. Please follow all signage. 

Terminal roadways will remain open and are not changed by the construction barricades. 
 

View of the outside of the airport arrivals area with construction barriers and a construction fence surrounding the work area.


August 2023 - Late 2026: West Gate Expansion

ProjectAddition of 84,500 gross sq ft over three levels. 30,000 sq ft on the concourse level including a new 3rd level mezzanine and apron-level airline support space for new passenger amenities. Also included in the project scope are the replacement of 12 current gate boarding bridges and the creation of 3 new gates to offset gate closures during future expansion projects. 

ActivityStarting August 2023 until project completion, estimated to be in 2026, passengers can expect to see construction activity with temporary walls and barriers. In late November, a large construction wall will be built along the wall between gates 33-34. Vending machines will eventually be placed against the wall to provide passengers with snack choices. I VINI restaurant kiosk will be closed permanently beginning January 2024.


Ongoing - Late 2026: Adjustments to Checkpoint 2 West + Tyler's Austin Warehouse Relocation 

Project: Improvements to TSA Checkpoint 2 West in anticipation of closing TSA Checkpoint 3 for expansion through the West Infill Expansion project. 

Activity: Starting late October 2023 until project completion, Tyler's Austin Warehouse location at Gate 18 will be closed and relocated to Gates 5 and 8. 

 

The Austin City Limits pop-up is located near Gate 5 and has merchandize travelers would expect from Tyler's

The Austin City Limits pop-up is located next to Gate 5 and features souvenirs and ACL merch 


 

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.

 

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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.