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$100 Million in Upgrades Coming to BWI

November 15, 2011 at 10:03 AM | by | Comments (0)

Your next trip through or to Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport might just be a little more enjoyable, as airport officials are headed to the ATM to withdraw some cash for a major airport upgrade. In total, the plan is to spend like $100 million on renovations and updates, as the airport continues to gain passengers each and every month.

With all the travelers passing through the airport there’s a need to get bigger and better before it’s too late. Expansions will take place over the next 18 months—at least that’s the plan. New stuff includes moveable walkways connecting Concourse B and Concourse C, so you’ll never have to hustle off to your gate again. There’ll be more bathrooms, better gate areas, and they’re promising around 8,500 square feet of new shops and restaurants.

To accommodate the expected increase in passengers, BWI will also be adding nine new security lines, which means more places for the TSA to do their thing. There might even be a few airlines shuffling around, including AirTran and Southwest, as their merger gets closer to finalization.

The goal is to have the last coat of paint finished by the summer of 2013, and they hope not to inconvenience passengers too much with all the construction. Certain plans and papers have already been approved by various commissions and committees, but there’s a couple more seals and stamps needed before the bulldozers begin to roll. We'll let you know when the restaurant decisions are finalized, as we love a good airport crab cake.

[Photo: John Picken]

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