Denver International Airport (DIA) in the United States has announcement that his projected plan for the Great Hall completion project received approval from the Denver City Council.
This is the last phase of the Great Hall project.
The approved budget of $1.3 billion covers contingencies and will be funded from airport revenues.
As part of the Great Hall completion phase, a new security checkpoint with improved technology will be added to the northeast side of Level 6.
This will allow the airport to create additional screening lanes, increasing capacity by more than 60%.
In addition to spacious ticketing areas, new check-in areas will be established at the southern end of Level 6 for all remaining airlines.
The airport will also renew restrooms and replace flooring, lighting, heating, cooling and fire protection systems, and elevators/escalators.
DIA said additional improvements to the Jeppesen terminal will also provide several benefits to travelers.
It will generate 6,500 direct jobs and 500 indirect jobs.
The terminal’s capacity will be increased to accommodate at least 100 million passengers per year.
Beginning the design of key components, the airport will soon begin design work for the completion phase.
The airport aims to start construction work later this year, with plans to finish it between 2027 and 2028.
After completion of the design work, a more definitive schedule will be established.
Currently, the second phase of the Great Hall project is progressing and will be completed by mid-2024.
For the first and second phases, Hensel Phelps is the contractor.
Last month, DIA completed the initial phase of the renovation of the Great Hall project.