New SLC airport on track to open in 2020

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) The Salt Lake International Airport is fewer than 700 days from opening a new phase in 2020.

The $3.6 billion airport is on time and on budget, despite tariffs on steel imports, according to The New SLC Program Director Mike Williams. 

“There’s a lot of attention to detail. I think you’ll be impressed,” Williams said. 

Outside, a “double-decker” road has been constructed to allow easier drop-offs and pick-ups. A massive pedestrian bridge now connects a parking garage to the terminal. 

The new terminal plaza is prepped for metal panels copper panels to give it a distinctly Utah feel. 

Inside, escalators command the plaza, with more installed in the south concourse. Tile is up and the first passenger bathrooms are good to go, boasting lots of space and more fixtures for the ladies.  

The airport also has constructed a special waiting area for families and friends anticipating the return of a missionary or military member.  

When it’s finished, the airport will have the terminal, two tunnels, two concourses, and plenty of parking. The footprint is nearly 300 acres. 

“It will be much easier to get around than with multiple checkpoints, multiple different concourses, it will be much easier,” Williams said. 

The first phase is expected to be ready in the fall of 2020, with the second phase four years later. 

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