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Louisville International Terminal Enhancement Construction Update 8/26/16

August 26, 2016

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.

Before the Security Checkpoint (Landside Terminal)

Construction on Phase 3C-2 began on Monday, August 22 and will continue through September. This phase includes installing terrazzo flooring on the center west side of the departures (upper) level in the airside rotunda, near the west hall. Because of these enhancements, the following adjustments will take place:

• Gift-and-News Retailers: Due to the construction of the TODAYbranded store, temporary retail kiosks are set-up next to 5/3 Bank on the departures (upper) level.

• Security Checkpoint and Gate Access: The center walkway near the center escalators and American Airline ticket counter is under construction. For TSA security checkpoint and gate access from these ticket counters, passengers should follow the temporary construction signs.

• Shoe Shine Services and Automated Flower Center: The automated flower center and the Classic Shine Company’s station that were temporarily relocated next to the American Airline ticket counters and center escalators have returned to their permanent locations near the food court area and the TSA security checkpoint.

Center Escalators and Stairs: Beginning Thursday, August 25 through November, the two outer escalators that connect the departures (upper) and arrivals (lower) levels are temporarily closed as they are retrofitted with new equipment. Subsequently, the two inside escalators (one up and one down) and the center stairs are open.

After the Security Checkpoint (Airside Terminal)

On Wednesday, August 31, Finish Line News in the airside rotunda will temporarily close as work begins on improvements to the store. It will reopen this fall. 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 late 2016.