The US Maryland Board of Public Works (MBPW) has sanctioned a construction package for Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI Marshall).

The package will help construct the largest terminal project in the airport’s history, which will not only support growth but also improve travellers’ experience at the airport, Aviation Pros reported.

Governor of Maryland Larry Hogan was quoted by the publication as saying: “This significant investment at Maryland’s BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport supports trade and tourism, creates jobs, and will improve the passenger experience for decades to come.

“This is another example of how we’re ensuring BWI Marshall remains a convenient, efficient airport for passengers and a major economic generator for the state and region.”

For this project, MBPW approved a $332.5m contract for the A/B Connector and Baggage Handling System Improvement at BWI Marshall airport.

The project’s scope includes a new baggage handling system, the establishment of new direct connectivity between concourses A and B, enhanced holdroom areas, and added food and retail concessions space. 

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Preliminary works on A/B Connector and Baggage Handling System project are already underway, and major construction works are set to begin later this year.

Completion of the project is expected in the third quarter of 2026. 

Maryland Transportation Secretary James F Ports was quoted by Aviation Pros as saying: “The improvements approved today by the Board of Public Works will benefit the airport, our passengers, and our largest airline partner.

“BWI Marshall consistently ranks high with passengers for convenience, service, and amenities, and this project will enhance our operations and support even more jobs.”