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Building the (flight) to opportunity

Salt Lake City Airport redevelopment program

The Salt Lake City Department of Airport’s new Salt Lake City Airport Redevelopment program is the first major hub airport replacement built in the 21st Century. The new airport will accommodate 26 million passengers annually and replaces the existing airport with two new linear concourses. The Holder-Big-D, joint venture is the CMAR for the construction of all new rental car facilities, the Central Terminal, the South Concourse (47 gates), the 3,600-car parking garage, new roadways, tunnels, underground utilities, jet fueling system, airfield paving, and the central utility plant. The Terminal, first phase of the South Concourse, and the parking garage opens for passengers in September 2020.

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Timeline: Construction of the Airport

Coming in 2023-24: Phase 2 of The New SLC

The Airport is building Phase 2 of The New SLC with more shops and restaurants to enjoy and more gates to more destinations.

Phase 2 includes the build out of Concourse A to the east with 22 gates and construction of the Central Tunnel to connect A and B Concourses. The Central Tunnel will include an art installation called “The River Tunnel.” In addition, Phase 2 will include the main entry point from the tunnel to Concourse B, which will be a mini-plaza complete with large-scale art installations such as The Canyon 2.0, Northern Light and placement of the World Map.

LEED Gold Certification

Sept. 15, 2021, the Salt Lake City Department of Airports (SLCDA) celebrates one year since opening The New SLC-Phase 1—with the distinction of being the first new U.S. hub airport built in the 21st Century—while announcing LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

The New Gold Standard
of Airports

Sustainable: The new building will be designed to high environmental standards. Designers are aiming for a LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. A “Roadmap to Net Zero” is in development, which gives designers a plan for how the facility can ultimately generate as much power as it uses.

Designed to Accommodate Up to 26 Million Passengers Each Year

The Salt Lake City International Airport has been an economic catalyst for decades. Today, the airport serves more than 26 million passengers annually in facilities that were originally built more than 50 years ago. Twenty years from now, the airport is projected to serve 38 million passengers and is designed to accommodate the future growth through its master plan.

Holder | Big-D Joint Venture
Airport Redevelopment Project Update

October 20, 2021

Placed one of the last structural steel beams on Concourse A-east and held Topping Out Celebration
Continued Central Tunnel lid concrete pours and exterior waterproofing
Completed Concourse B hardstand holdroom level 1 millwork and IT installation

Holder | Big-D Joint Venture
Aiport Redevelopment Project Update

September 15, 2021

Completed pile driving in Central Tunnel & re-bar work
Poured first slab on metal deck for Concourse A-east and continued structural steel erection
Finished ramp for hold room on Concourse B Read more


Holder | Big-D Joint Venture
Airport Redevelopment Project Update

August 11, 2021

Began steel erection on Concourse A-east
Started construction of a level one hold room in Concourse B
Completed column concrete pours in the Central Tunnel

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