New Airport Construction
Construction of the Parking Garage, Elevated Roadway, Central Terminal and west end of the South Concourse has become more visible ever since steel erection began in May 2017. Excavation on the future site of the North Concourse-West is underway and soil stabilization and utility work has also begun. Next, underground stone columns will be installed to provide seismic stability before piles are driven into the ground, which will signal the start of steel erection on the North Concourse-West. Construction photos are posted weekly that highlight various aspects of The New SLC Redevelopment Program.
Building a new terminal adjacent to a functioning airport requires a complicated schedule of building and demolishing facilities. Construction crews demolished the exit ramp of the parking garage drive through lane in February 2016 and the completion of the new rental car facilities allowed for the demolition of the old rental car buildings throughout the spring. This is the area of the future parking structure and the south end of the new terminal. Additionally, the south area of the E Concourse has also been demolished to make way for construction of the new South Concourse.
Rental Car Facilities
Construction on the new rental car service facilities at Salt Lake City International Airport began in November 2014 and concluded in January 2016. The new buildings, currently in use by rental car providers, include a centralized Quick Turn Around (QTA) facility and three rental service sites (RSS). The QTA is used to wash, fuel and store vehicles and the RSS buildings are used for light maintenance and house administrative offices.
The completion of these facilities included 25,000 tons of asphalt paving delivered in 1,667 truck loads, 170 miles (900,000 linear feet) of electrical wiring and 19,000 cubic yards of concrete. The four facilities total 502,000 square feet. The completion of these facilities marks a major milestone for the Terminal Redevelopment Program.