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MAY 2017

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LANDSIDE 6 airportbusiness May 2017 The Elevated Roadway and Terminal Curbfront project is scheduled to wrap in August 2018, nearly one year ahead of the initial July 2019 contract date. HNTB Corp. By Jody Summers But with growth comes challenges. "The increased local demand has strained our pre-security facilities like parking, terminal curbfront roadways and the terminal lobby," Christine said. To address those needs, the airport has been checking off projects on its master plan, part of Destination CLT, a 10-year, $2.5 billion capital improvement program of capacity enhancements that include concourse expansions, a fourth parallel runway, a new elevated terminal curbfront roadway and pedestrian tunnels, and a terminal lobby expansion. "The story of CLT's future termi- nal expansion goes back to 2006 when HNTB Corporation was hired as a subconsultant to help plan Charlotte's landside and create space for growth. The outcome was a concept and subse- quent design of the relocated, widened two-level curb and a new parking deck, providing 7,000 public parking spaces and rental car ready/ return," said Bill Lebegern, PE, HNTB aviation project director, Carolinas District and associate vice president. J ack Christine has a good problem on his hands. He is chief operating officer for Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), which has seen a 7 percent increase in local enplanements in each of the past three years and a doubling of total passengers in the past 15 years. CLT is the ninth largest U.S. airport in terms of passengers served, accord- ing to Airports Council International. Elevating the Local Customer at CLT Elevated roadway and terminal curbfront project increases landside capacity, puts Charlotte Douglas a step closer to its goal of providing a top-notch experience. Destination CLT is a 10-year, $2.5 billion capital improvement program of capacity enhancements that include concourse expansions, a fourth parallel runway, a new elevated terminal curbfront roadway and pedestrian tunnels, and a terminal lobby expansion. HNTB Corp.

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