Aviation Update

Construction has begun on the renovations to Terminal “A” at the San Antonio International Airport. The $35 million project will provide a new look to Terminal A with new public bathrooms, new finishes, upgraded lighting and infrastructure upgrades. The construction has begun in the South Concourse at Gates 14, 15 and 16.

This phase is expected to be completed by the end of January 2013. The gate areas will receive new carpet and the concourse will receive new terrazzo flooring. The restrooms will be completely gutted and rebuilt. In addition to new finishes, passengers will see new lighting and signage in the gate areas. New public seating will also be included as part of the renovation.

The construction for the entire project will be phased with the work done mainly at night to minimize impact to passengers. The Aviation and CIMS Departments are working with Culture and Creative Development to incorporate public art into the project. More than $300,000 has been identified in the budget for public art.

The Aviation Department will be providing updates through e-newsletters and updates through social media and their website. The first newsletter was released last week and sent to all the chambers as well as other stakeholder groups.

The project is scheduled to be completed in March 2014. When complete, 12 public restrooms will be completely renovated; six new escalators will be installed, five elevators refurbished; and, new flooring and upgraded lighting installed throughout the Terminal.

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