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Louisville International Terminal Enhancement Construction Update 8/17/16

August 17, 2016

Construction continues on the $9.5 million Louisville International Airport Terminal Enhancement Project. HMS Host (food-and-beverage) and Paradies Lagardère (gift-and-news) are investing more than $8 million combined in new outlets and retail stores. The new Kentucky Fried Chicken in the food court area, directly before the security checkpoint, opened on Tuesday, August 9.

Before the Security Checkpoint (Landside Terminal)

Beginning Wednesday, August 17 through September, work will begin to remove the current four structures for the flight information monitors on the arrivals (lower) level. During this work, a minimum of six flight information monitors (three for departing flights and three for arriving flights) will be available at all times. Beginning Thursday, August 18 through September, work will begin on the center elevator, directly behind the Information Booth, that connects the departures (upper) and arrivals (lower) level. Due to this work, the elevator will temporarily close each night at 9 p.m. and reopen by 4 a.m. the following morning.

After the Security Checkpoint (Airside Terminal)

Construction on the east side of the airside connector (beyond the security checkpoint to the airside rotunda) is substantially complete. Work began on the west side of the airside connector on Tuesday, August 16 and will continue through September. Due to the enhancements in this area, the following adjustments will take place:

• Pedestrian Walkways: The west walkway will be temporarily closed during this phase of construction.

• Moving Sidewalk: The moving sidewalk in both directions will remain open and accessible during construction.

• Restrooms: The men’s and women’s restrooms directly after the security checkpoint will remain open.

 Electric Passenger Carts: Electric cart service will be unavailable due to the construction walls. Special Service Representatives (SSR) with wheelchairs are available to assist travelers to their gates.

To review previously released information about the Terminal Enhancement Project, click the Pardon our Dust link at

Note: Temporary construction signs are installed throughout the terminal to direct guests during the construction project—which should be finished in fall 2016.