The current plan is to direct people headed in or out of parking decks down to the lower terminal level, where they can cross a less-congested road and then go back up to the main terminal or to their parking level.
While that’s possible now, Drinkard said “our project will force you to do it.”
The project could involve new walls and other structures, along with more elevators and escalators, he said.
Hartsfield-Jackson is requesting city council approval to spend $2.3 million for design and construction administration, funded by passenger facility charges.
The project is expected to improve safety and ease the congestion by separating pedestrians from car traffic, Drinkard said.
“That will give the road back to our vehicles,” he said.