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Construction continues on the $9.5 million Louisville International Airport Terminal Enhancement Project. In addition, HMS Host (food-and-beverage) and Paradies Lagardère (gift-and-news) combined are investing more than $8 million in new outlets and retail stores. By Friday, March 11, the Phase 1B in Concourse A terrazzo floor will be finished. Once complete, all restrooms in Concourse A will be open and the CNBC News Express newsstand will return to its permanent location between Gates A5 and A9. Work is on-going on Phase 1C in Concourse B and Phase 2A on the departures (upper) level. To review the previously released information about these phases, please click the Pardon our Dust link at www.flylouisville.com.
After the Security Checkpoint (Airside Terminal) – Concourse A and Rotunda
Construction on Phases 2B and 3D in Concourse A and the airside rotunda will begin Friday, March 11 and continue through April 2016. It includes installing terrazzo flooring on the south side of the concourse and in the airside rotunda at the entrance of Concourse A. Because of the enhancements, the following adjustments will take place:
• Concourse A Gates: All gates in Concourse A will be open. Passengers should follow the terminal and temporary construction signs for gate access and directions to baggage claim.
• Restrooms: At this time, all restrooms in Concourse A will be open.
• Food-and-Beverage Outlets: At this time, all food-and-beverage outlets in Concourse A and the airside rotunda will remain open, including stair access to The Bourbon Loft. La Tapenade will remain temporarily located in the Gate A8 seating area. However, the entrance to Starbucks next to Concourse A will be temporarily closed. Passengers may access Starbucks via the entrance closest to Concourse B.
• Gift-and-News Retailers: At this time, all gift-and-news retailers will remain open.
• Shoe Shine Services: The Classic Shine Company’s station in Concourse A next to Starbucks will temporarily relocate to the airside rotunda, near the entrance to Concourse A.
• Electric Passenger Carts: Due to the temporary construction walls, passengers who need assistance may continue to take the electric cart as far as the airside rotunda. There, Special Service Representatives (SSR) with wheelchairs will assist travelers to their gates.
Note: Temporary construction signs are installed throughout the terminal to direct guests during the construction project—which should be finished in fall 2016.