Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport general manager John Selden said the Terminal South canopy will be complete by Sept. 4.
“Both sides will be lit up and ready to roll,” Selden said.
However, there is still curbside construction going on, including work to build pedestrian bridges from the parking decks to the terminal. The above-ground walkways expected to make it safer for pedestrians while improving the flow of vehicle traffic on airport roads at the curbside.
In the meantime, the construction is causing detours, lane closures and congestion at the curbside.
And, new vestibules on the exterior of the terminal are still being completed, with work scheduled to finish in April, according to Selden.
The canopies and other terminal improvements come with a price tag of $265 million, including the work on the canopies, vestibules, terminal exterior and other improvements in the terminal and on the roof.
The cost ended up being $102.5 million more than originally expected as plans became more complex and the scope grew. Money for the additional cost comes from passenger fees and airport revenue from operations such as parking, concessions and airline usage fees.
Canopies by the numbers
-65 feet feet tall
-195 feet wide
-3 football fields long
-3,708 LED lights that can change colors