The Salt Lake International Airport is the 23rd busiest airport in North America, and the 85th busiest in the world. More than 330 flights depart from the airport every day. The airport services an estimated 20 million passengers annually. That figure will continue to increase as more people move to Utah, and as more businesses set up shop in the state.
In order to keep up with the demand, the Salt Lake City Department of Airports, along with Salt Lake City, have embarked on a 10-year, $3.1 billion dollar project to replace the current Salt Lake City International Airport with a new airport that highlights Utah’s beauty while cutting down on energy costs.
Construction on the first phase of the project, the Airport Redevelopment Program, began in the summer of 2014. Big-D Construction teamed with Holder Construction to create Holder – Big-D, A Joint Venture. Plans for the Airport Redevelopment Program Project called for the following:
• New Long Term Parking Lot
• New Rental Car Facilities consisting of new Quick Turn Around and new Service Buildings
• New Terminal and Concourse
• New 3,600 stall Parking structure, including Rental Car Ready Return
• New Central Utility Plant
• New Apron Paving, Taxilanes and Taxiway intersection lighting
• Extensive site and utility work including removals, new construction and lift stations
• Demolition of existing airport facilities
• Sustainable design to achieve LEED Gold certification
Construction on the Airport Redevelopment Program is expected to be complete in the fall of 2024.