Clinton National Airport Reveals $20M Concourse Renovation Plans

by Lee Hogan  on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 4:10 pm  

The Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock has plans for a $20.6 million renovation to its concourse.

The details of the project were shown to the Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission's Customer Service Taskforce on Tuesday. The project is part of the airport commission's 2020 Vision plan. Other projects associated with the plan include already completed projects like the ticket lobby, baggage screening and security checkpoint upgrades, in addition to a remodeled baggage claim area.

The concourse renovation would include:

  • Modernized concourse interior
  • New gate lounge seating with in-seat recharge for portable devices
  • Additional concourse restrooms and baggage claim restroom upgrades
  • Enhancements to technology, including both increased Wi-Fi capabilities and improved cell phone connectivity
  • New jet bridges
  • New arrival and departure information monitors and visual paging
  • Way finding upgrades

The project is slated to be presented again to the commission in September for approval. Pending the go ahead, construction would start in June 2015 and take a year to complete. Funding for the project would come from passenger facility charges and airport reserves.

The estimate includes $3 million in already-approved projects that are in progress or complete. Those projects were roofing repairs, and mechanical improvements and adding a restroom to gate 5.

More than $17.6 million is tied to proposed projects that include concourse renovations, passenger boarding bridges, passenger holdroom seating and restroom renovations.

The payment would come from more than $19.5 million in passenger facility charges and more than $1 million in reserves.  



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