The Salt Lake City Department of Airports (SLCDA) has awarded Austin Okland Aviation the contract to build the North Concourse construction project at Salt Lake City International Airport in Utah, which is part of the airport’s overall redevelopment program – The New SLC. Austin Okland is a joint venture between Texas-based Austin Commercial and Okland Construction Company.
The addition of the North Concourse to The New SLC redevelopment program was announced in May 2016 and will initially add 30 gates in two phases. The North Concourse will replace existing gates located on Concourses B, C and D, which have significant facility deficiencies that would require costly renovations if retained.
The SLCDA received unanimous support from all airlines serving Salt Lake City Airport to build the North Concourse. The first phase of construction will begin on the west portion of the building and is scheduled for completion in 2020, in conjunction with the opening of the new Terminal, Parking Garage and South Concourse-West. A flexible gate layout is planned to serve a mixture of aircraft sizes, although the concourse will primarily be used for narrow-body and small, wide-body aircraft.
In the future, the North Concourse layout allows for an additional 15 gates to be added to the east for a total of 45 gates. A passenger tunnel will be constructed to connect the North Concourse to the South Concourse and the new terminal.