September 7, 2018 – Charlotte Douglas International Airport continues its Destination CLT construction as Concourse A renovations begin September 10.
Opened in 1986, Concourse A renovations will consist of new ceiling tiles, carpet in the seating areas, wall panels, upgraded seating with integrated power and USB ports and fresh coats of paint. Terrazzo flooring also will be placed in the center walkway of the concourse to better accommodate rolling luggage. HVAC, electrical, fire alarm and sprinkler systems and restrooms will be upgraded as well.
Only one set of restrooms will be taken out of service at a time. The restrooms on the south side of the concourse, near Uptown Bar and Lounge, likely will close next summer for renovations.
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 A renovations are scheduled for completion in one year.
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.
Crews will begin renovations in Concourse C next year. Work on Concourse B, which is currently underway, will wrap up by the end of the year.
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 are 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, East Terminal Expansion – Phase ll, Concourse E Expansion – Phase Vlll and Concourse B renovations.
The first project under the initiative, Concourse A Expansion – Phase l, opened to passengers July 18. The nine-gate, 229,807-square-foot addition increased the Airport's gate capacity by 10 percent.
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 concourse renovation project will bring new life to the 36-year-old building and serve as the most extensive renovations in the terminal's history.