Hartsfield-Jackson curbside canopies to cost millions more

The price tag for adding massive canopies and making other improvements to the curbside at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is heftier than first expected, with airport officials seeking approval for another $102.5 million in costs.

The original amount for a contract with New South-McCarthy for terminal modernization work including the canopies was $163 million, approved in late 2015.

But as airport planners and contractors reviewed plans for the canopies, the plans got more complex, the scope of the work grew — and the cost increased substantially.

The total will now be $265 million with work on the canopies expected to continue until early 2019. It's a hallmark project in the $6 billion, 20-year plan to modernize and expand Hartsfield-Jackson.

To read about what drove the increased costs and where the funding will come from, get the full story on MyAJC.com.