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Construction Timeline


  • Unveiled design of The New SLC
  • Announcement and ground breaking for The New SLC
  • Started construction of Rental Car Service Facilities and Quick Turn Around Facility
  • Completed Economy Parking Lot


  • Opened Rental Car Service Facilities and Quick Turn Around Facility
  • Announced addition of North Concourse (Concourse B)
  • Redirected Terminal Drive to free-up space for terminal construction
  • Demolished former rental car service facilities and south leg of Concourse E
  • Installed more than 7,000 underground stone columns for seismic stability
  • Started Terminal tunnel excavation
  • Began driving piles for Terminal, South Concourse-west, and Gateway Center


  • Continued driving piles for Terminal, South Concourse-west (Concourse A-west), and Gateway Center
  • Start construction on Central Utility Plant, Gateway Center, Parking Garage, Terminal, and the west side of the north and south concourses
  • Broke ground on North Concourse-west
  • Opened new Park and Wait Lot


  • Continued construction on the Central Utility Plant, Gateway Center, Parking Garage, Terminal, and the Concourse A-west and Concourse B.


  • Unveiled Gateway Center, Parking Garage, Terminal, Concourse A-west and Concourse B
  • Began demolition of former parking garage, Terminals 1 and 2, and Concourses G and E


  • Build Phase 2 Concourse A-east
  • Build Phase 3 Central Tunnel and Concourse B-east
  • Demolition of former airport

Construction Updates

March 22, 2023 

  • Started fire alarm functional testing to prepare for the five-gate opening on Concourse A-east in May
  • Advanced terrazzo floor placement in the Central Tunnel
  • Continued roofing and drain installation on Concourse B-east

March 15, 2023 

  • Progressed mounting apron lighting on the roof of Concourse A-east
  • Continued paving over the south end of the Central Tunnel in preparation for the five-gate opening on Concourse A-east in May 2023
  • Began preparing the south side of Concourse B-east for metal panel installation

March 8, 2023 

  • Advanced steel erection and decking on the Concourse B Plaza
  • Completed electrical tie-in shutdown to energize the Central Tunnel
  • Continued wiring exterior doors and security components on Concourse A-east

March 1, 2023 

  • Progressed passenger boarding bridge assembly and placement on Concourse A-east
  • Continued installing terrazzo flooring in the Central Tunnel
  • Advanced in-wall and overhead mechanical, electrical and plumbing installation on Concourse B-east

February 22, 2023 

  • Began steel erection on Concourse B Plaza area
  • Continued communication room cabinet installation and cable pulling on Concourse A-east
  • Advanced baggage handling conveyor installation in the Central Tunnel

February 15, 2023 

  • Continued baggage conveyer installation on Concourse B-east
  • Placed escalators and began placing terrazzo flooring in the Central Tunnel
  • Began installing public announcement system equipment on Concourse A-east

February 8, 2023 

  • Began curtainwall framing and glass panel placement on Concourse B-east
  • Progressed early bag storage conveyor wiring on Concourse A-east
  • Continued placing lighting for The River art installation in the Central Tunnel

January 25, 2023 

  • Continued placing ceiling grid and column covers in Concourse A-east
  • Began process to install terrazzo in the Central Tunnel
  • Advanced stud and sheathing application on the exterior of Concourse B-east

January 18, 2023 

  • Began placing wayfinding signage in Concourse A-east
  • Prepared for terrazzo installation in the Central Tunnel
  • Started placing roofing materials on Concourse B-east

January 11, 2023 

  • Worked to install carpet and millwork in Concourse A-east
  • Continued in-column mechanical/electrical work and column cover assembly in Concourse A-east
  • Began countdown to opening the first five of 22 gates in Concourse A-east in May 2023

January 4, 2023 

  • Started communication room cabling and security device installation in Central Tunnel
  • Began installing gate hold monitors on Concourse A-east
  • Installed air circulation equipment pads in Concourse B-east

December 21, 2022 

  • Began spray insulation and fireproofing for Concourse B-east
  • Continued installing baggage conveyer supports in the Central Tunnel
  • Progressed airfield paving on the south side of Concourse A-east

December 14, 2022 

  • Started mounting gate signage on Concourse A-east for the first five gates opening in May 2023
  • Began placing exterior sheathing on Concourse B-east
  • Continued overhead framing and lighting installation in the Central Tunnel

December 7, 2022 

  • Installed additional passenger boarding bridges for Phase 2
  • Began gate hold counter millwork installation on Concourse A-east
  • Continued mechanical, electrical and plumbing work for Concourse B-east

November 30, 2022 

  • Opened taxi lanes between Concourses A and B ahead of schedule
  • Began laying carpeting in the gate hold areas of Concourse A-east
  • Continued installing HVAC, ductwork and insulation in the Central Tunnel

November 16, 2022 

  • Completed a test section of lighting and paint in the Central Tunnel for the River Tunnel art installation
  • Began polishing terrazzo flooring in Concourse A-east
  • Continued installing under-deck steel supports on Concourse B-east

November 9, 2022 

  • Continued pouring concrete on Concourse B-east elevated deck
  • Completed taxi lane paving between Concourses A and B
  • Advanced soffit framing, drywall and device installation in the Central Tunnel

October 19, 2022 

  • Began setting passenger boarding bridges for Concourse A-east; activated cooling in the communication rooms
  • Continued installing sprinkler system piping in the Central Tunnel
  • Advanced structural steel framing, welding and detailing on Concourse B-east

October 12, 2022 

  • Progressed control wiring and conveyor installation for the early bag storage system
  • Continued framing and hanging drywall in the Central Tunnel
  • Advanced the placement of deep mechanical, electrical and plumbing for Concourse B-east

October 5, 2022 

  • Began placing lightening protection on the high roof areas of Concourse A-east
  • Continued installing mechanical, electrical and plumbing in the Central Tunnel
  • Progressed steel erection and welding on Concourse B-east

September 28, 2022 

  • Closed the two lid openings in the Central Tunnel
  • Continued corridor framing in Concourse A-east
  • Completed pile cages to support the Concourse B-east foundation

September 21, 2022 

  • Continued erecting structural steel for Concourse B-east
  • Finished placing moving walkway pallets in the Central Tunnel; began the process to close the remaining lid openings
  • Started building a temporary wall in preparation for the opening of the first four gates on Concourse A-east in May 2023

September 14, 2022 

  • Celebrated 12 million craft hours invested in the construction of The New SLC to date
  • Assessed Phase 4 – extending Concourse B by 16 gates to the east – and presented findings
  • Reinforced trench drain, located north of the Central Tunnel, with steel and concrete

September 7, 2022 

  • Raised the first steel beam for the Concourse B-east structure
  • Constructed a trench drain at the north end of the Central Tunnel
  • Began installing fiber cement board in the breezeway of Concourse A-east

August 31, 2022 

  • Installed lighting systems in Central Tunnel and continued with ductwork and framing
  • Accepted delivery of structural steel in preparation for initial steel erection on Concourse B-east
  • Wrapped up metal panel installation on Concourse A-east canopies

August 24, 2022 

  • Began installing enhanced portal doors from the secure side of the airport to the nonsecure side
  • Installed lighting fixtures to the exterior of Concourse A-east
  • Completed driving steel piles for Concourse B-east

August 17, 2022 

  • Powered up electricity in Concourse A-east; installed ceiling grid and lighting
  • Poured final slab on grade concrete foundation for Phase 3
  • Finished installing moving walkways in Central Tunnel; continued electrical conduit, ductwork and sprinkler piping

August 3, 2022 

  • Marked the half-way point in the Central Tunnel construction
  • Used 3,285 tons of reinforcing rebar in the tunnel
  • Poured 48,118 cubic yards (or 97,438.95 tons) of concrete for the tunnel
  • Drove 32.95 miles of steel piles to support the tunnel

July 20, 2022 

  • Poured first slab on grade for Concourse B-east foundation
  • Continued corridor framing and hanging dry wall in Concourse A-east.
  • Installed ductwork for heating, ventilation and air conditioning in the Central Tunnel and continued moving walkway installation

July 13, 2022 

  • Installed trench drain south of Concourse A-east
  • Placed fire sprinklers and more moving walkways in the Central Tunnel
  • Continued paving work, including reinforcement over the Central Tunnel

July 6, 2022 

  • Installed conduit for Phase 3 to provide power from electrical rooms to lights, switches, security, etc.
  • Continued work on the early bag storage area, including conveyor installation
  • Began installation of restroom exterior vestibule wall tile

June 29, 2022 

  • Advanced foundation formwork and concrete placement on Phase 3
  • Continued work on overhead mechanical, electrical and plumbing on Concourse A-east
  • Began installation of moving walkway equipment in Central Tunnel

June 22, 2022 

  • Roughed in structures to prepare for moving walkway installation in the Central Tunnel
  • Began installing column covers on Concourse A-east
  • Prepared for Phase 3 water main installation

June 8, 2022 

  • Continued placing metal panels on the north and south exterior of Concourse A-east 
  • Completed fiber backbone and horizontal cable installation in priority communication rooms.
  • Finished apron paving adjacent to Concourse A-east building perimeter

June 1, 2022 

  • Began paving over Central Tunnel; ongoing paving around Concourse A-east
  • Prepared for early bag storage installation with equipment delivered
  • Continued pile driving on Phase 3 along with placing grade beams and pile caps

May 11, 2022 

  • Continued underground deep plumbing installation on Phase 3
  • Advanced waterproofing, backfill and sheet pile removal on the Central Tunnel
  • Installed terrazzo flooring in bathroom areas

April 27, 2022 

  • Began driving piles for Phase 3 to build out Concourse B-east
  • Continued baggage conveyor belt and motor installation in Central Tunnel
  • Started installing IT fiber backbone for Phase 2

April 20, 2022 

  • Prepared to install a glass curtain wall on the east end of Concourse A-east
  • Completed installation of all air handling units in Concourse A-east
  • Initiated airfield paving on the south and north sides of Concourse A-east

April 13, 2022 

  • Conducted final lid pour on the Central Tunnel-north
  • Opened Taxiway Y to aircraft traffic
  • Started driving stone columns for Phase 3 Concourse B-east
  • Began terrazzo installation in Concourse A-east

April 6, 2022 

  • Continued installation of metal panels on Concourse A-east
  • Planned for final lid pour on the Central Tunnel-north
  • Started building pad grading and sitework for Phase 3

March 30, 2022 

  • Backfilled over Central Tunnel to prepare for initial concrete pour
  • Tested Concourse A-east moving walkway where interior work is progressing with sheet rock and restroom terrazzo installs underway
  • Continued storm drain line and sanitary sewer line excavation and installation

March 16, 2022 

  • Paved new taxiway and, with warmer weather, ramped up airfield paving
  • Continued install of baggage conveyor belt system in the Central Tunnel; turned off tunnel dewatering system
  • Focused on enclosing Concourse A-east and interior work, including comms rooms and finishes

March 2, 2022 

  • Continued work on airfield, including redundant fuel line, trench drain and sewer manhole and pipe installations
  • Advanced framework, concrete placement and reinforcing steel on Central Tunnel
  • Started installation of moving walkway glass in a section in Concourse A-east

February 23, 2022 

  • Continued interior and exterior work on the Central Tunnel, including waterproofing, backfill and concrete placement
  • Prepared for Phase 3 construction with foundation work on Concourse B
  • Advanced work on Concourse A-east, including exterior curtain wall placement and interior framing, lighting and sheet rock installation

February 10, 2022 

  • Poured concrete on an installation of the Central Tunnel raised platform using a SPIDER machine
  • Continued metal panel installation on the south side of Concourse A-east exterior
  • Began sheathing and drywall installation in a section of Concourse A-east restrooms

February 2, 2022 

  • Began placing metal panels on Concourse A-east exterior 
  • Advanced work on the Central Tunnel, including concrete placement, steel reinforcement and water proofing
  • Continued interior masonry work and soffit framing

January 19, 2022 

  • Began framing work to install first moving walkway in Concourse A-east
  • Continued rebar work, concrete pours and waterproofing on Central Tunnel
  • Ramping up work on the Central Tunnel-north

January 12, 2022 

  • Continued metal panel and curtain wall installation in Area B of Concourse A-east
  • Started interior wall layout and metal stud framing in Area D of Concourse A-east
  • Completed lid waterproofing in Area D of the Central Tunnel

January 5, 2022 

  • Began placing structural steel in a section of the Central Tunnel
  • Completed natural gas and sewer line installations adjacent to Concourse A-east
  • Preparing for pavement demolition for Phase 3 construction

December 15, 2021 

  • Began placing backfill on the Central Tunnel lid
  • Started drywall installation on Concourse A-east interior
  • Finished construction paving for the season. Placed enough concrete to pave a 6 ft. wide sidewalk from SLC to Sedona, Arizona.

December 8, 2021 

  • Began masonry work on Concourse A-east and continued interior framing
  • Placed first metal panels on Concourse A-east
  • Waterproofed section of Central Tunnel lid
  • Continued apron paving, tied-in sewer lines as well as utilities

December 1, 2021 

  • Received delivery of three air handling units for Concourse A-east, weighing up to 34,754 lbs.
  • Started roofing installation on Concourse A-east
  • Began curtain wall installation on Concourse A-east
  • Continued waterproofing and lid pours on Central Tunnel

November 23, 2021 

  • Continued Central Tunnel lid formwork and reinforcing steel assembly
  • Started baggage handling system conveyor installation in Concourse A-east
  • Began concrete pour for airfield south of Concourse A-east
  • Continued metal framing and insulation on Concourse A-east and began roof installation

November 10, 2021 

  • Opened new Terminal check-in counters on level 1
  • Completed lower-level passenger hold room in Concourse B
  • Continued exterior framing and sheathing installation on Concourse A-east
  • Started backfilling central tunnel and continued lid placement

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

September 15, 2021 

  • Completed pile driving in Central Tunnel and continued 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
  • Trenched taxiway “G” for storm drain excavation and deep utility work

August 11, 2021 

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

July 14, 2021 

  • Created elevator pit forms for Concourse A-east build out
  • Continued building out Central Tunnel, including concrete pours, pile driving and water proofing
  • Installed utilities such as duct banks, water main lines and storm drains

June 9, 2021 

  • Completed steel pile installation for Concourse A – east and prepared for first concrete pour
  • Began Central Tunnel waterproofing, continued driving piles and poured mud slabs
  • Completed jet fuel tie-ins  on airfield, installed duct bank and storm drains

May 12, 2021 

  • Poured the first mud slabs in the Central Tunnel to provide a working surface for crews to build on
  • Completed installation of 1,664 stone columns on Concourse A-east
  • Continued buildout of hardstand lower level holdroom expansion

April 14, 2021 

  • Kicked-off installation of pile caps and electrical duct banks on Concourse A-east
  • Continued driving piles with 47% complete on Concourse A-east and 46% complete on the Central Tunnel. Stone column installation is 59% complete.
  • Started overall deep plumbing system, including storm drains

March 10, 2021 

  • Achieved a major milestone in demolishing the former airport—nothing left standing!
  • Installed 124 stone columns in area A of Concourse A-east and began work on area C
  • Began driving steel piles as part of the Central Tunnel construction

February 10, 2021 

  • Completed Terminal 1 tower demolition and began debris removal
  • Continued work on Central Tunnel tie-back installation
  • Started grading Concourse A-east area for stone column installation

January 20, 2021 

  • Relocated components of the TRAX train platform to the new Terminal location
  • Began demolition of Terminal 2 and Concourse G on the former airport site
  • Continued Central Tunnel excavation, which is 20 ft. deep

January 6, 2021 

  • Salvaged the World Map for placement in Concourse B-Phase II
  • Completed demolition of former parking garage
  • Began demolition of Terminal 2
  • Started excavation survey for South Concourse-east

World Map

First panel removal

Palletized panel

The World has been moved

Transporting the panels to the warehouse

Panels stored in the warehouse

December 9, 2020 

  • Continued demolition of former parking garage and International Terminal
  • Started excavation for Central Tunnel to permanently connect Concourses A and B
  • Constructed drilling wells for dewatering adjacent to Central Tunnel

October 28, 2020 

  • Held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening Concourse B and the Mid-Concourse Tunnel
  • Ceased operation of Concourses C, F and G thus closing all previous airport facilities
  • Began demolition of Concourse D for Central Tunnel
  • Finished hardstand operation build out north of Concourse B

October 14, 2020 

  • Started demolition of the former parking garage
  • Continued construction on the UTA TRAX station extension to the Terminal building
  • Completed TSA security sweep for Concourse B, opening Oct. 27
  • Conducted ongoing aircraft gate test fits for Concourse B

September 30, 2020 

  • Began salvage work to prepare for phased demolition of former airport
  • Continued airfield paving on Concourse B-east
  • Worked on infrastructure for hard stand operation

September 16, 2020 

  • Opened The New SLC Parking Garage, Gateway Center, Terminal and Concourse A-West to passengers
  • Commemorated first arrivals and departures with a ribbon cutting and water salutes
  • Continued work on Concourse B in preparation for the October 27 opening

September 2, 2020 

  • Unveiled The New SLC during a ceremony celebrating 18 days out
  • Conducted security sweep of sterile areas in Terminal and Concourse A-west
  • Installed check-in kiosks on level three of the Terminal
  • Began placing seating in Baggage Claim area
  • Achieved substantial completion for Concourse A apron paving

August 19, 2020 

  • Achieved substantial completion for Concourse A-west and a portion of the Terminal building
  • Hung the Flying Machine art pieces at west end of Concourse A
  • Tested lighting for the parking garage helices
  • Installed airline signs curbside in the passenger drop-off area

August 5, 2020 

  • Continued placing asphalt—totaling 8,000 tons—for the new roadway
  • Finalized Greeting Room finishes
  • Completed The Canyon art fin installation, which frames on the Terminal spine
  • Started moving boxes for the Dept. of Airport Administrative staff into new office space
  • Completed Aircraft Fit Tests at all Gates on South Concourse -West

July 22, 2020 

  • Completed installation of The Falls, a large-scale art piece, and many of The Canyon fins
  • Tested TSA checkpoint security screening equipment
  • Installed oversized baggage compartments for skis, snowboards, golf clubs, etc.
  • Painted apron striping adjacent to both concourses
    (Apron refers to the area where aircraft are parked, unloaded/loaded, refueled)

July 8, 2020 

  • Installed millwork for rental car ticket counters in the Gateway
  • Advanced work on the helices accessing the Parking Garage
  • Began furnishing and installing IT in the Ramp Control Tower
  • Started painting four-season art murals in the Mid-Concourse Tunnel

June 24, 2020 

  • Completed aircraft test fit on Concourse A
  • Continued build out of ticketing kiosks in gate hold areas
  • Began The Plates art installation in the Terminal building
  • Started placing EV charging stations in the Parking Garage

June 10, 2020 

  • Placed moving walkways in the Parking Garage
  • Installed the World Map image in the Terminal Greeting Room
  • Continued build out of concession space for restaurants and shops
  • Began hanging elements of The Falls 65-foot tall art installation

May 27, 2020 

  • Installed column wraps and ceiling grids elevated roadway canopy
  • Completed final concrete pour on the Parking Garage west helix
  • Began Airport Information Desk installation
  • Decommissioned Concourse D west-side gates

May 13, 2020 

  • Placed templates and wall clips for The Canyon art installation in the Terminal
  • Installed Passenger Boarding Bridges on the North Concourse-West
  • Sealed and stained concrete in the Mid-Concourse Tunnel connecting the Concourses
  • Completed the curtain wall installation on the Customs and Border Protection expansion

April 29, 2020 

  • Continued installation of checkpoint security screening equipment
  • Assembled baggage carousels in customs arrival area
  • Coated flooring of a pet relief area on South Concourse-West
  • Moved passenger seating into the gate hold area at the west end of the North Concourse

April 15, 2020 

  • Began framing for the overhead entrance sign to the Parking Garage
  • Continued carpet installation in the Sterile Corridor in South Concourse-West
  • Installed lighting fixtures in the Greeting Room
  • Completed escalator install connecting Mid-Concourse Tunnel to the North Concourse

April 1, 2020 

  • Installed the first passenger boarding bridge elevator
  • Began work on curb and gutters on Terminal Drive
  • Poured concrete for elevated road sidewalk
  • Began installing carpet and airline counters North Concourse gate hold areas

SCW Passenger Boarding Bridge Elevator March 2020

March 5, 2020 

  • Completed baggage handling system testing
  • Excavated the west side of the Parking Garage to prepare for curb and gutter work 
  • Began installation of hold room millwork in the North Concourse-West
  • Continued carpet placement in the South Concourse-West


February 19, 2020 

  • Began placing stone on the Greeting Room fireplace exterior 
  • Installed lighting to illuminate The Canyon art piece 
  • Started TSA pre-certification on baggage systems
  • Placed the final passenger boarding bridge on the North Concourse-West (north side)

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February 6, 2020 

  • Began installation of the over-sized bag carousel in the Terminal
  • Poured the light pole bases on the Elevated Roadway walls 
  • Completed the first restroom node in the North Concourse-West 
  • Prepared for terrazzo installation on Level 1 of the Terminal 


January 22, 2020 

  • Completed demolition of Concourse E gates
  • Placed automated security screening mock-up template in the Terminal
  • Continued pouring barrier walls for elevated roadway
  • Installed additional passenger boarding bridges and moving walkways in North Concourse-West

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January 8, 2020 

  • Began hard stand operation in preparation for Concourse E north arm demolition
  • Installed passenger boarding bridges on the south side of South Concourse-West
  • Finished walls for helices to access the Parking Garage
  • Continued terrazzo installation in the North Concourse-West

SCW passenger boarding bridge January 2020

December 11, 2019 

  • Continued work on support forms for Parking Garage east and west helices
  • Placed initial Delta Air Lines millwork in South Concourse-West holdroom A22/24
  • Installed wall tile in the food court area of the Terminal
  • Completed roof installation on the North Concourse-West

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November 27, 2019 

  • Installed carpet and chairs in gate holdrooms A22 and A24 in South Concourse-West
  • Began heating the North Concourse interior from the new Central Utility Plant
  • Placed booths in parking garage
  • Continued preparations for the hard stand operation beginning in January

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November 14, 2019 

  • Installed way-finding signs in the South Concourse-West
  • Completed first pour on the Parking Garage East Helix
  • Began installing passenger boarding bridges on the south side of the South Concourse-West
  • Initiated migration of IT conduit


October 30, 2019 

  • Installed charging stations on the South Concourse-West for electric vehicles
  • Began installing the glass curtain wall on the west portion of the Terminal where Customs and Border Protection is located
  • Completed roofing and glass curtain walls on the North Concourse-West
  • Set initial passenger boarding bridges on the North Concourse-West

Chargers at South Concourse October 2019

October 16, 2019 

  • Began the curbside baggage handler system installation
  • Placed initial ticket counters in the Central Terminal, 3rd level
  • Installed ceiling tiles in the South Concourse-West gate hold areas
  • Started polishing terrazzo in North Concourse-West

Curb side baggage handling system conveyor install October 2019

October 3, 2019 

  • Continued work on two 76-foot tall helices on the south side of the Parking Garage
  • Started installing terrazzo, ceiling tiles and column covers in the North Concourse-West
  • Finished apron paving around the South Concourse-West in preparation for a hard stand operation
  • Began asphalt paving on in-bound elevated roadway

West Helix

September 18, 2019 

  • Completed exterior masonry work on North Concourse-West
  • Began terrazzo installation in the Gateway
  • Continued painting the Parking Garage exterior

Parking Garage painting

September 4, 2019 

  • Continued Parking Garage skylight installation
  • Installed ice balls in the chiller tank for energy efficiency
  • Started excavation for the Parking Garage east helix and finished driving piles on the west helix
  • Placed baggage handling pads in the North Concourse

Kalwall Panels

August 21, 2019 

  • Installed the first passenger boarding bridge on South Concourse-West
  • Completed the Terminal Drive exit road re-alignment
  • Continued installing moving walkways in the pedestrian bridges connecting the Gateway to the Terminal
  • Prepared the south side of the Park Garage to begin installing two helices

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August 7, 2019 

  • Planned for Terminal Drive exit road detour on August 16
  • Began installing baggage-handling system in North Concourse
  • Continued polishing Terrazzo in South Concourse-West
  • Averaged 1,742 workers onsite

Aerial looking east July 2019

July 10, 2019 

  • Planned final concrete pour for the elevated roadway
  • Began installing escalators in the North Concourse-West
  • Installed baggage handling conveyor system in the Gateway Building
  • Tested functionality of the Central Utility Plant for substantial completion

June 25, 2019 

  • Installed baggage claim carousels in the Terminal building
  • Began pouring concrete for sidewalks in front of the Terminal building
  • Completed steel erection for the Terminal building two-bay expansion
  • Started ceiling tile installation in South Concourse-West
    Terminal Baggage Claim Carousels June 25 2019

June 12, 2019 

  • Began installing elevators and escalators in the Parking Garage
  • Completed TSA’s Explosive Detection System machine start-up
  • Poured concrete on the pedestrian bridge connecting the Terminal to the Gateway

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May 31, 2019 

  • Began restroom mock-up and panel installation on the North Concourse-West
  • Started glass installation on the pedestrian bridge connecting the Gateway to the Terminal Building
  • Completed testing on the outbound baggage system located in the South Concourse-West

North Concourse metal panel installation

May 15, 2019 

  • Continued exterior wall sheathing on the connecting bridge to the existing airport
  • Began operating a 550-gallon, soft water system in the Central Utility Plant
  • Started paving arrivals/terminal roadway
  • Completed concrete pour for east pedestrian bridge

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May 1, 2019 

  • Finished electrical commissioning for the Central Utility Plant 
  • Started terrazzo finish grinding in the Terminal Plaza
  • Continued flooring build-up in the Mid-Concourse Tunnel 
  • Completed installation of glass panels on the North Concourse - west side

CUP Electrical Commissioning

April 17, 2019 

  • Installed six luggage CTX-980 explosion detection screening machines in the Terminal
  • Paved a section of a new commercial roadway to access the Terminal
  • Began framing Parking Garage barrier walls
  • Started concrete paving on the north side of the North Concourse

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April 3, 2019 

  • Installed two cooling towers – weighing 10,800 lbs. each – in the North Concourse
  • Began installing glass on the North Concourse exterior
  • Finished the final of 68 concrete deck pours for the five-level Parking Garage
  • Started Terrazzo installation in the Plaza area

Cooling Towers Installed on North Concourse March 25 2019

March 20, 2019 

  • Placed the final steel beam on top of the North Concourse
  • Started exterior work and window framing on the North Concourse
  • Began erecting steel for the Parking Garage roof

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March 6, 2019 

  • Began installing the glass curtain wall on the Gateway and pedestrian bridge exterior
  • Poured concrete for the pedestrian bridge that connects the Terminal to the existing facility
  • Continued work on the Parking Garage, including steel stair erection and concrete pours
  • Averaged 1,850 construction workers onsite

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February 20, 2019 

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February 6, 2019 

  • Continued work on the baggage screening room in the Terminal Building where all checked luggage will be screened.
  • Completed placing pedestrian bridges between the Terminal and Gateway Center. One bridge section is 137 feet long and 16 feet high.
  • Finished driving piles for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection extension
  • Started framing walls in the North Concourse-West

Baggage Processing area

January 23, 2019 

  • Began installation of pedestrian bridges from the Parking Garage to the Gateway Center
  • Started driving piles for Customs and Border Patrol extension
  • Conducted concrete pours on the elevated roadway in front of the Terminal
  • Installed glass panels on the ramp tower

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January 9, 2019 

  • Continued steel erection on the North Concourse. Approx. 1,340 tons of structural steel has been set to date.
  • Placed 1,200 tons of reinforcing steel on the North Concourse foundation  
  • Poured 15,725 cubic yards of concrete on the North Concourse site

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December 18, 2018 

  • Announced retail concessions opening in the first phase of The New SLC
  • Continued installation of Terrazzo in restrooms as well as the main floor area
  • Started installing exterior metal panels on the sterile corridor located in South Concourse-West
  • Started exterior wall framing in the Gateway Center

Retail Announcement groups

November, 28, 2018 

  • Began steel erection on the North Concourse-West
  • Enclosed the exterior of the Terminal and South Concourse-West in time for winter storms
  • Tested fire alarms, carbon monoxide detectors and other controls in the Central Utility Plant
  • Continued concrete deck pours in the Parking Garage – 60 pours are complete with 26 remaining

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October 31, 2018 

  • Placed final girder for Elevated Roadway and began concrete pours
  • Completed driving steel piles on North Concourse-West site
  • Began installing utilities in the Mid-Concourse Tunnel

IMG 8923 Departure Level Roadway Bridge girders S. Zaybal 10 19 18

October 17, 2018 

  • Buttoned up detail work to finish copper cladding exterior
  • Continued concrete pours on garage, which at completion will have 3,600 parking stalls
  • Installed additional escalators in South Concourse and Terminal building 

SCW exterior Oct 2018

October 3, 2018 

  • Realignment of Terminal Drive entering the airport planned the morning of Oct. 12
  • Placed sections of the curtain wall—windows—on the entrance to the Terminal
  • Averaged 1,746 construction workers on site

Looking west September 2018

September 19, 2018 

  • Completed the first women’s and men’s restrooms in South Concourse-West
  • Installed the largest rotary gas meter in Utah at the Central Utility Plant
  • Began installing a fuel line and fuel storage vault, north of South Concourse-West
  • Averaged 1,600 workers on site

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September 5, 2018 

  • Placed the final sections of a 560 ft. pedestrian bridge to connect the new Terminal to existing concourses
  • Positioned three escalators in the South Concourse-West to connect to the North Concourse-West via a tunnel
  • Installed cabinets, tile and restroom stalls in a public restroom mockup in the South Concourse-West
  • Began installing storm drains on the North Concourse-West construction site

Final IAB Connector truss in place S. Zaybal 09 04 18

August 22, 2018 

  • Finished driving more than 1,190 steel piles for the North Concourse-West
  • Completed concrete pour on a section of the Elevated Roadway
  • Started prepping work to waterproof the Mid-Concourse Tunnel
  • Completed mock-up of restroom wall tile in South Concourse-West

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August 8, 2018 

  • Set wall tile to the entrance of public restroom mock-up in South Concourse-West
  • Installed curb and gutter on roadway entrance to the new Terminal
  • Finished curtainwall glass installation in Terminal plaza
  • Completed first foundation pour at the North Concourse-West site

Restroom Mockup Entrance Wall

July 25, 2018 

  • Installed four escalators in the Terminal plaza to access the central passenger tunnel
  • Drove the first steel piles for a walkway to connect the new Terminal to existing Concourses C and D
  • Continued work on the Parking Garage, including installation of lights and fire alarms. About 30,000 gallons of paint will be used on the structure.
  • Completed stone column installation on North Concourse site


July 11, 2018 

  • Continued erecting structural steel 16 foot-high pedestrian walkways to connect the Parking Garage and the Terminal
  • Reached a major milestone to connect the west below-grade tunnel to South Concourse-West
  • Began finishes and completed plumbing on the Central Utility Plant
  • Continued Parking Garage concrete placements (more than 90,000 cubic yards of concrete have been placed for the garage so far

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June 27, 2018 

  • Continued placing the 8 x 10 glass panels in the Terminal plaza curtain wall
  • Finished setting girders on east-side of the elevated roadway
  • Completed extensive testing of the Central Utility Plant generator
  • Hung drywall in a mock-up public restroom in South Concourse-West
  • Averaged nearly 1,400 workers on site

Glass Curtain Wall

June 13, 2018 

  • Started placing concrete girders on the entrance portion of the elevated roadway
  • Installed glazing and metal panels at the west end of the South Concourse
  • Began putting in additional moving walkways in South Concourse-West
  • Continued stone columns and pile driving on the site of North Concourse-West

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May 30, 2018 

  • Placed one of the last steel beams on top of the Terminal Building during a Topping Out Ceremony May 23
  • Began installing glass in Terminal Plaza windows
  • Started drywall for interior of South Concourse-West
  • Installed 1,251 stone columns and 188 steel piles as part of the North Concourse infrastructure

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May 16, 2018 

  • Installed the first of 29 escalators for phase one in the Terminal
  • Began curb and gutter installation around the Central Utility Plant
  • Started driving steel piles at the North Concourse site
  • Placed baggage-handling system catwalks on the first level of the South Concourse-West

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May 2, 2018 

  • Completed exterior metal panel installation on the Central Utility Plant
  • Installed 426 stone columns on the first sector of the North Concourse; prepared to install 180 piles the coming weeks
  • Averaged 1,295 trade contractor staff on the construction site

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April 18, 2018 

  • Began installing initial stone columns for the North Concourse. When completed, 2,900 stone columns will be installed on the site.
  • Finished roofing work on the South Concourse-West and started Terminal roofing
  • Initiated interior framing of “The Canyon” corridor portion of the Terminal
  • Started hanging lights and implemented final stages of equipment hook-up in the Central Utility Plant

North Concourse Stone Columns

April 4, 2018 

  • Began placing precast concrete girders—weighing 90,000 lbs. each— for Elevated Roadway
  • Received delivery of the first escalator to be installed in The New SLC
  • Continued Terminal structural steel erection and elevated deck pours
  • Removed 15,000 cubic yards of pavement on North Concourse construction site

Elevated Raodway girders

March 21, 2018 

  • Began installing conveyor belts in the Terminal Tunnel for the baggage handling system
  • Completed structural steel erection for mid-concourse tunnel tie-in to South Concourse-West
  • Continued shoring and pouring parking garage levels 2, 3, 4 and 5
  • Averaged nearly 1,160 trade contractor staff onsite

Baggage Handling System

March 7, 2018 

  • Installed metal panels on the South Concourse-West exterior
  • Completed the Central Utility Plant roofing
  • Continued Terminal structural steel erection
  • Poured concrete on levels 2, 3 and 4 of the Parking Garage

SCW aerial March 2018

February 21, 2018 

  • Completed installation of all major equipment (generator, boilers, chillers, cooling towers) in the Central Utility Plant
  • Started framing work and external material installation on Terminal’s north side
  • Began utility hook up for North Concourse trailer complex

Terminal Framing

February 7, 2018 

  • Installed first of 18 moving walkways in South Concourse-West
  • Decommissioned Gates D10 and D12 to capture area for the North Concourse-West construction
  • Continued Terminal structural steel erection
  • Averaged more than 1,000 trade contractor staff onsite

Aerial Looking West Jan 2018

January 24, 2018 

  • Cordoned off an area airside to begin work on the North Concourse-West
  • Shored and poured Parking Garage levels 2 and 3
  • Continued interior framing of the South Concourse-West
  • Averaged about 950 staff on the job site

Area G

January 3, 2018 

  • Began installing windows in South Concourse-West
  • Completed Central Utility Plant masonry
  • Poured concrete on Level 3 of the Parking Garage

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December 13, 2017 

  • Began baggage system hanger installation
  • Continued work on enclosing the South Concourse-West, including first glass panel install
  • Started vertical work on the west tunnel, which will tie the South Concourse-West to the North Concourse-West

West tunnel tie in Dec 2017

November 29, 2017 

  • Continued work to enclose South Concourse-West with exterior sheathing installation
  • Began interior framing of the Central Utility Plant; roofing to begin next week
  • Completed concrete pour for south end of the parking garage

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November 15, 2017 

  • Started excavation for the elevated roadway
  • Continued steel erection for central terminal 
  • Averaged 745 workers on site per day

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November 1, 2017 

  • Completed steel erection on South Concourse-West and began framing work to enclose concourse
  • Installed boilers and chillers in the Central Utility Plant
  • Completed concrete pours on second level of the parking garage
  • Surpassed 700 workers on-site

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October 18, 2017 

  • Started steel erection for central terminal
  • Assembled one of two Liebherr cranes for terminal steel erection. Each crane weighs approx. 700,000 lbs.
  • Continued concrete preparation and pours for Parking Garage and South Concourse-West

IMG 1491 660 ton crane assembly

October 4, 2017 

  • Poured the final column for level one of the parking garage
  • Began installing cranes for Terminal steel erection
  • Poured concrete for elevator and escalator pit walls leading from South Concourse-West to the west tunnel

Parking Garage pours

September 20, 2017 

  • Poured initial concrete for ground level of the parking garage
  • Began interior and exterior framing for the South Concourse-West
  • Averaged 610 construction staff on-site daily
  • Worked 1 million staff hours in 755 days without a lost time incident

IMG 0779 Tying garage column steel 09 06 17

September 6, 2017 

  • Poured concrete at the Gateway Center and for the final six ground-level columns for the parking garage
  • Continued erecting steel for South Concourse-West, which is expected to be completed the end of September
  • Began framing for curtain walls on South-Concourse West

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August 23, 2017 

  • Poured first elevated deck concrete slab on South Concourse-West
  • Continued erecting Parking Garage beams and columns
  • Started Central Utility Plant steel erection
  • Averaged 588 construction staff on-site

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August 9, 2017 

  • Poured concrete columns for elevated roadway and parking garage
  • Continued erecting steel for South Concourse
  • Averaged 550 workers on-site daily
  • Continued concrete pours for terminal tunnel

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July 26, 2017 

  • Forming walls inside the tunnel to the future terminal building
  • Poured 1,200 yards of concrete between the future parking garage and terminal building
  • Installing temporary storm drainage in former Park and Wait lot
  • Counted 19 cranes on construction site

Steel Erection and Metal Deck

July 12, 2017 

  • Completed 99 percent of piles driven for parking garage and 95 percent of deep duct work
  • Planning for demolition of police building
  • Working on TRAX design
  • Continued steel erection of South Concourse-West

Steel erection on South Concourse-West

June 28, 2017 

  • Installed first of three tower cranes to build the five-level parking garage
  • Poured concrete for Terminal and South Concourse-West (ongoing)
  • Erected steel for South Concourse-West (ongoing)
  • Installed columns, pile caps and rebar installation for parking garage (ongoing)

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June 14, 2017 

  • Waterproofing of terminal tunnel ongoing
  • Poured concrete for first elevated roadway column
  • Reached 460 trade contractors on site
  • Steel erection on South Concourse-West continues

Construction 1

May 31, 2017 

  • New Park and Wait lot opens June 1, 2017
  • Construction crews are building rebar cage towers (24’ high) for the parking garage and rebar cage columns (33’ high) for the elevated roadway
  • Preparations are underway for North Concourse construction
  • Work to extend existing tunnel to connect the South and North Concourses
  • About 430 workers currently on site
  • Concrete pours taking place for Terminal walls

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May 17, 2017 

  • The first steel beam was erected May 17 for the South Concourse, signaling the start of vertical construction
  • During the next 13-17 weeks, 21,600 tons of steel (an average of 30-40 tons per day) will be brought to the site for the South Concourse, Terminal and Gateway Center
  • Directional signs for the new Park-and-Wait lot are being installed in preparation for a June 1 opening
  • More than 400 construction workers are now on site


May 3, 2017 

  • Landscaping and asphalt paving is complete at the new Park and Wait Lot, which opens June 1, 2017
  • Stem walls are finished for the South Concourse-West and a concrete pour is scheduled for next week
  • Steel piles have all been driven at the Central Utility Plant and concrete for the walls will be poured later this week


April 24, 2017 

  • Waterproofing underway in sections of the new Terminal and Central Utility Plant
  • Planting more than 9,000 trees and shrubs to landscape new Park and Wait area
  • Driving piles for new Parking Garage foundation
  • Preparing areas in South Concourse (pictured below) and Parking Garage for concrete pours 

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April 5, 2017 

  • Work on a new Park and Wait continues
  • De-watering efforts ongoing at future passenger tunnel site 
  • Preparing for advance work to begin April 13 on the elevated roadway, with work taking place evenings between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. for two weeks

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March 29, 2017 

Construction crews continue to:

  • Excavate concourse tunnel
  • Pour walls for Terminal tunnel and basement floor slab
  • Pile caps in South Concourse-West and set rebar and forms
  • Form and pour foundations and grade beams for South Concourse-West
  • Work on parking garage site and related utilities

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March 3, 2017 

The New SLC construction team poured the first Terminal Tunnel mat slab.

  • This significant concrete pour resulted in a four-foot thick mat slab
  • Two concrete pump trucks and numerous concrete deliveries were needed for the 1700 cubic-yard pour
  • After about eight hours of work, the pour was complete


Feb. 22, 2017 

  • Halfway point in steel pile installation reached with nearly 2,000 piles driven into the ground
  • De-watering process underway around terminal tunnel construction
  • New Park and Wait lot scheduled to open in late May
  • Crews preparing the “footprint” for the new parking garage


Feb. 8, 2017 

  • Despite the challenge presented by the snowy weather, the baggage tunnel excavation is on schedule
  • Utility installation is taking place at the west side of the South Concourse
  • The new Park and Wait area is scheduled to be complete by the end of May 2017

August 2016 - Getting Better at Every Turn 

A significant detour to two roadways exiting the Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) has taken place.

As of Sept. 7, both the road exiting the Airport’s parking garage as well as Terminal Drive exiting the Airport have shifted south and now loop around a section of the Airport rebuild project before reconnecting with the established roadway. The detour takes drivers by the first major milestone of the Airport rebuild: the building that houses the rental car service facilities, which opened in January 2016.

Traffic Pattern Shift August September 2016

The road change is necessary to open up land needed to construct the new Airport terminal and parking garage. The new roadways will be in place until 2020 when a new elevated roadway is completed.

May 2016 - Taking a Turn for the Better 

Changes are being made to Terminal Drive to provide space for construction of SLC's new terminal complex. Motorists picking up passengers in front of the terminals will now take a sharp left-hand turn as they leave the terminal area. The same change will be put in place by May 25 for the passenger drop-off and commercial lanes. 

Terminal Drive Roadway Change

Changes in the road could result in delays, so the public should allow extra time when dropping off or picking up passengers. SLC also reminds motorists to follow posted speed limits and remain alert when driving through the airport. UTA’s Airport TRAX Line is a convenient alternative for passengers to avoid construction delays.

March 2016 - Rental Car Facilities Completed 

March marked a major milestone for the Terminal Redevelopment Program, with the completion of the Quick Turn-Around (QTA) and Rental Service Site (RSS) buildings.

The QTA, which houses the fueling and cleaning operations for rental car companies, totals 469,567 square feet of space and can store up to 900 cars. The building includes 64 fuel pumps and 14 car wash units that recycle 85% of the water used. The three RSS facilities, used for light maintenance, total 32,433 square feet and can store up to 500 cars.

Completed QTA RSS

Now that rental car companies are using their new facilities, their old buildings have now been demolished, making space for the new parking structure, terminal and temporary road system exiting the airport.

February 2016 - Drive Through Ramp Demolished 

The exit ramp to what was previously the drive-through lane of the Airport's short-term parking garage has been demolished. The drive-through lane was closed in October and converted to Premium Parking. The exit ramp area - as well as what formerly housed the car rental canopies - will become a new roadway exiting the airport the summer of 2016 to prepare for future construction projects.

Ramp Demo Crop

Here are some facts about the demolition and rerouting of Terminal Drive, taking place in summer of 2016:

  • 12 miles of existing utilities will be removed
  • 12 miles of new utilities (storm water, sewer, water, electrical) will be installed (This is the equivalent of a continuous utility line from downtown Salt Lake City to Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy.)
  • Temporary roadways more than one mile long will be constructed
  • 3.4 million square feet (77 acres) of existing paving/landscaping will be demolished
  • 45,000 cubic yards of concrete will be recycled as part of the future airfield paving
  • Four miles of temporary fencing will be installed

Phases of work around the ramp demo jpg

October 2015 - Drive Through Lane Closed 

Due to construction related to the Terminal Redevelopment Program, the drive through lane in the parking structure has permanently closed. The drive through lane exit ramp will be demolished this winter and construction on the new parking facility and roadways will begin shortly thereafter. If you’re used to picking up or dropping off loved ones in the drive through lane, be aware that after October 1, you will need to use the curbside pick-up and drop-off areas.

Parking Ramp

Please note that this change does not impact short or long-term parking in the parking structure.

For more information on the Terminal Redevelopment Program, visit The New SLC page.

  • Halfway point in steel pile installation reached with nearly 2,000 piles driven into the ground
  • De-watering process underway around terminal tunnel construction
  • New Park and Wait lot scheduled to open in late May
  • Crews preparing the “footprint” for the new parking garage
  • Landscaping and asphalt paving is complete at the new Park and Wait Lot, which opens June 1, 2017
  • Stem walls are finished for the South Concourse-West and a concrete pour is scheduled for next week
  • Steel piles have all been driven at the Central Utility Plant and concrete for the walls will be poured later this week
  • Waterproofing of terminal tunnel ongoing
  • Poured concrete for first elevated roadway column
  • Reached 460 trade contractors on site
  • Steel erection on South Concourse-West continues
  • Poured concrete columns for elevated roadway and parking garage
  • Continued erecting steel for South Concourse
  • Averaged 550 workers on-site daily
  • Continued concrete pours for terminal tunnel
  • Began placing precast concrete girders—weighing 90,000 lbs. each— for Elevated Roadway
  • Received delivery of the first escalator to be installed in The New SLC
  • Continued Terminal structural steel erection and elevated deck pours
  • Removed 15,000 cubic yards of pavement on North Concourse construction site