Pittsburgh International Airport in the US is preparing to execute its $1.1bn Terminal Modernization Program (TMP) project in spring this year.
Due to the pandemic, the project work, which was scheduled to begin in April 2020, was postponed.
During the provisional period, the project’s design team was at work with airlines and airport stakeholders, re-examining the project and adjusting it to new health concerns, reported The Business Journal.
In a post on the airport’s Blue Sky News publication, Allegheny County Airport Authority (ACAA) CEO Christina Cassotis said that the airport and construction officials were prepared to recommence the project.
Cassotis said: “It’s time to move forward with making Pittsburgh International Airport work smarter for this community and with making a difference in the recovery of the region and industry. Building on the momentum created over the past three years and the great work that has been done by this team, we’re ready to get moving again.”
The airport stated that the altered design and construction documents for the terminal update were more than 90% complete.
After completion, bidding in connection with the project will begin.
Documents for a rental car facility and parking garage will be settled this month, the airport said.
Cassotis continued: “We added public health to our dual imperatives of safety / security and air service, and that is the lens through which we have been looking at the terminal and the whole project during this time. Improving the airport experience and increasing public trust in travel are essential to any future plans.”
Over the next two months, the airport is planning to commence $182m worth of site work, after securing an agreement from its airline partners.
Moreover, the airport stated that it would continuously monitor the industry before granting any contract during the bidding process for an undisclosed time.
While heavy construction is scheduled to begin in June 2021, the project is set to be completed by 2024.
The new terminal will start its operations in 2025.