The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) has selected a joint venture between Tutor Perini Corporation and Parsons Transportation Group for the redevelopment of Terminal 1 (T1) at Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey.
Covering 1,000,000ft², the new terminal will provide domestic travelers with a vastly improved experience with 33 gates, modern facilities, and world-class restaurants and retail outlets. The T1 redevelopment program also includes a more efficient roadway network and parking for 3,000 vehicles.
Kevin O’Toole, chairman, PANYNJ, said, “There has been a continuous surge in the number of passengers at Newark Liberty, which last year welcomed more than 40 million. This board action advances our commitment to address the growing needs of our travelers, which cannot be adequately met by the current Terminal A.”
Jeffrey Lynford, PANYNJ board vice chairman, said, “Nearly US$12bn in our current 10-year capital plan is committed to modernizing our airports. With today’s vote, we move toward the next phase of the T1 redevelopment project to deliver a world-class terminal with 21st century passenger amenities.”
The PANYNJ board authorized US$1.85bn in construction and other expenditures, including US$1.41bn for the Tutor Perini/Parsons design-build agreement.
This includes a US$360m increase on the original estimates in costs associated with labor, construction materials and staff resources. Combined with prior authorizations, the total project cost is now US$2.7bn. Overall, the redevelopment program is expected to generate more than US$4.6bn in regional economic activity and create 23,120 jobs.
Scheduled for a partial opening in 2021 and full operation in 2022, the terminal’s phased-in approach is designed to minimize customer inconvenience.
Preliminary design work of the terminal is 30% complete, with construction already underway on three critical roadway bridges that will reduce congestion and help connect the central terminal area roadway network to the new terminal.
PANYNJ also awarded an operations, maintenance and concession (OMC) advisory services agreement to consultancy firm Munich Airport International (MAI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Flughafen München (FMG), the operator company of Munich Airport. Under the advisory model, MAI will provide advisory services to the authority during the design stages for the new terminal.