If you’ve been to the airport recently, you’re sure to have seen the construction of the new
airport moving along well! Nancy Volmer, Marketing and Communications Director for the airport, joined Emily Clark, with an update on the progress and process.
The FAA released numbers last week that showed Salt Lake City saw 1 million more
passengers during 2017. In 2017, the airport saw 24 million passengers, which was the second consecutive year of record-breaking growth.
The reason for these increases are a good economy, new air service and up-gauging.
Here’s a look at some of the major milestones that have occurred on The New SLC construction
project in the past year:
- December: Opened the Touch n’ Go Convenience store
- May: Placed the final steel beam on top of the Terminal building in a Topping Out Ceremony.
- Past Year: Parking Garage, Elevated Roadway.
- Terminal Building and South Concourse-West are well underway and it’s starting to look like a new airport.
- The Central Utility Plant that supplies all the heating and cooling for the new airport is almost finished.
- First moving walk-way installed, and first escalator.
- Glass is going up in the Terminal and South Concourse.
- Work has started on the North Concourse
The South Concourse alone will be the length of 12 football fields when completed.
There are currently nearly 1,500 trade workers on site, and this will increase to 2,000. Throughout construction, this project will create more than 24,000 jobs and generate more than $1 billion in wages.
There is a countdown clock on their website, and as of today, there are 759 days until the airport is
To learn more about this project, visit SLCAirport.com.