Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminal One Redevelopment Program reached a key milestone on Wednesday (October 23) as the steel topping out of the new terminal building was carried out.
The program, which began in April 2018 and is due for completion by 2022, will see the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) replace Newark Liberty’s old Terminal A with a modern 1,000,000ft2 terminal. The new facility will feature 33 gates, a 2,750-space public parking garage, a consolidated car rental facility, and eight new bridges and access roads that will improve access to the terminal.
WSP USA, an engineering and professional services consultancy, is providing construction management and inspection services to PANYNJ for the US$2.7bn program. It is the largest design-build project in New Jersey’s history.
“This program will provide Newark with a modern airport terminal that will alleviate passenger congestion, improve roadway access, accommodate future demand and enhance the overall passenger experience,” said William Gerard, WSP vice president and senior construction manager. “By providing passengers with facilities that are efficient and expandable, Port Authority will be positioned to spur economic growth by accommodating growing air travel demands and increasing access to the region.”
As the 12th-busiest airport in the USA, Newark Liberty International is a vital transportation hub, serving more than 45 million passengers annually. Terminal One will accommodate 50% more passengers than the current terminal and provide a greater level of service for travelers.