GSP International Airport Renovations Continue in South End
Date: February 25, 2013
WINGSPAN construction is well underway for the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport’s South End.
Construction walls are up blocking off much of the south end including the area once occupied by the rental car agencies. Once completed, the South End will house an additional baggage carousel, along with food, beverage and retail locations.
Now that this area has been cleared, major construction can continue which will result in an enhanced terminal facade. Glass windows will take the place of the current concrete exterior, allowing the terminal interior to be brightened with natural light. Curbside canopies will also be constructed along the terminal, giving those passengers who are in the drop-off and pick-up area shelter from inclement weather. A covered walkway connecting Garage A to the terminal will also be constructed. This walkway will provide cover to passengers exiting the baggage claim area.
• Restrooms and escalators on the airport’s South End have closed for renovation; however additional restrooms and escalators are available.
• Two baggage carousels will remain fully operational throughout the entire South End construction.
• The outside curb in front of the South End will soon be inaccessible. Those picking up passengers are encouraged to use the GSP Cell Phone Lot while waiting for passengers to arrive.
• If at any time passengers or meeters and greeters need assistance please do not hesitate to ask a customer service representative or call 864.877.7426
WINGSPAN is a four-year, $115 million terminal improvement program that will modernize the main terminal building, improve passenger flow and upgrade the facility. Skanska Moss, a joint venture between Skanska USA Building and local contractor Moss & Associates, is serving as construction manager at-risk, Jacobs Engineering is serving as program manager and RS&H is serving as architect and engineer. GSP will seek as many local subcontractors as possible to participate, continuing its commitment to economic development throughout the Upstate. The terminal will remain operational throughout the entire process.