Destination CLT Terminal Renovations Begin September 6 with Remodel of Concourse B

August 31, 2017 – Charlotte Douglas International Airport ramps up its Destination CLT construction as terminal renovations get underway next week. Work will begin September 6 on Concourse B.

The makeover will consist of new ceiling tiles, carpet in the seating areas, wall panels, upgraded seating with integrated power USB ports and fresh coats of paint. Terrazzo flooring also will be placed in the center walkway of the concourses to better accommodate rolling luggage. HVAC, electrical, fire alarm and sprinkler systems will be upgraded as well. 

Work will begin at the far end of Concourse B, at Gates 13-16, and will continue in stages towards the Atrium. The Concourse will remain open to passengers, however, areas will be gated during the day to preserve the integrity of the newly poured terrazzo. Concourse B renovations are scheduled for completion in 14 months. Crews will begin renovations work in Concourses A and E next summer and Concourses C and D in early 2019. 

Restrooms will be renovated as well on Concourses A, B, C and D. Only one set of restrooms will be taken out of service at a time on each concourse. None will close during summer, Thanksgiving or Chrstmas week. 

The entire renovations project is scheduled for completion by early 2020. 

During renovations, Airport operations will not be interrupted. The majority of work will occur at night from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. to minimize disruptions. Sections of the concourses, however, will be construction areas. Passengers will see open ceilings and bare concrete flooring. 

CLT has installed "Pardon Our Dust" messaging featuring Queen Charlotte in the terminal to thank passengers for their patience during the process and to provide project details. 

Terminal renovations will be the fifth project in the Destination CLT portfolio, which represents a $2.5 billion capital investment in capacity enhancement projects. Current projects underway include: Elevated Roadway and Terminal Curb Front, Concourse A Expansion – Phase I, East Terminal – Phase II and Concourse E Expansion – Phase VIII. 

Destination CLT encompasses the first phase of the Airport’s recently completed Master Plan Update, a collaborative effort with airline partners and the FAA. 

CLT’s terminal building was opened in 1982. The $70 million project will bring new life to the 35-year-old building and serve as the most extensive renovations in the terminal’s history.