TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Construction for 'A Brighter TUS' has begun at Tucson International Airport.
The $28.3 million dollar improvement project was approved by the Tucson Airport Authority Board of Directors in April with a construction agreement enacted with Sundt Construction.
The 18-month project includes relocation and expanded capacity at the security screening check points, enhanced concession and revenue opportunities, the upgrade of critical building systems, and maximizing use of under-utilized space.
The project will take underused space in the ticketing lobby and repurpose it for the expanded security checkpoints. The space on the concourses currently being used for checkpoints will be redesigned for retail shops, food and beverage outlets and other services, such as business centers and children's play areas.
The first phase of the project will be done in the central terminal area.
The second phase will overlap and run from June 2016 to February 2017. During this time, construction will focus on the relocation of the security checkpoints.
For more information regarding the project and the additional project phases, click here.