Pittsburgh International Airport has reached a key construction milestone in its terminal modernization project. This week work crews at the airport began removing 12 jet bridges to prepare for the construction of a new terminal and multi-use complex.
The new development is known as the Terminal Modernization Program (TMP) and is due for completion in 2023.
The removal of the jet bridges will prepare the site for heavy construction to follow. The removal is due to be completed in January, with ground breaking for the new terminal happening shortly after.
“This is a critical milestone to advance the modernization program, the airport and the region,” said Paul Hoback, chief development officer for the Allegheny County Airport Authority. “We are excited that this early preparatory work is progressing on schedule and we look forward to ground-breaking next year.”
In addition to the removal of the jet bridges, work is underway on the three-year TMP construction logistics plan, which aims to isolate the construction area from public roadways, active airfield operations and passengers to minimize impacts and keep employees and the public safe.