Indiana’s Fort Wayne International Airport will begin construction on a new terminal apron improvement project on March 30, 2020.
This new project will lay the foundation for Project Gateway, the airport’s terminal expansion project. The terminal apron improvement project will be funded through a federal Airport Improvement Project (AIP) Grant totalling US$13.5m and the work will be carried out by Superior Construction.
The terminal apron improvement project will be split into two phases – East and West.
The East Phase will involve demolishing two existing structures to facilitate a number of changes including: expansion of the terminal ramp, and realignment of the perimeter fencing and perimeter road, and landside service vehicle road. The East side of the terminal apron will be adjusted for grades, as well as selective concrete panels replacement and repair. Additional improvements will be made to the landside ground transportation area and the Long Term Parking credit-card-only lot.
The West Phase will see the jet blast fence removed. Grade changes between the two ramps, currently divided by the blast fence, will be adjusted and asphalt will be removed and replaced with concrete.
The project is expected to take 209 contract days, with the bulk of the work expected to be complete by mid-October 2020.
“This terminal apron improvement project will play a significant role in the future plans of our overall terminal improvement project, or Project Gateway,“ said Scott Hinderman, executive director of airports.
“Project Gateway’s mission is to enhance and expand our terminal building to support our region’s growth through a best-in-class airport terminal, and the improvements to the terminal apron will assist us in realizing that.”