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SDF Next Program: New Restrooms in Baggage Claim Now Open

November 8, 2022

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Improvements continue at the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) with the reopening of new, fully renovated restrooms on baggage claim. The new men’s and women’s restrooms are part of continued enhancements in the SDF Next Program that will see more than $400 million in improvements in the airport’s terminal facilities in the coming years.

“It’s great to have the restrooms back open and available for use. Plus, having these new spaces shows our travelers what they can expect as improvements continue at SDF,” said Dan Mann, Executive Director of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority. “The work and design of these facilities are the standard we have for the upcoming terminal work. It’s great having such a visible project completed since much of the SDF Next Program work so far has been behind the scenes with upgrades to our mechanical systems.”

The men’s and women’s restrooms were completed to showcase a modern design as a best-in-class airport. The new bathroom design features terrazzo flooring, quartz countertops, handmade glazed mosaic and large format tile walls and custom infant changing stations. Users will also experience touchless water features, modern LED lighting systems, stainless steel partitions and a brand-new plumbing system infrastructure. The new, low flow water fixtures are designed to reduce water consumption by at least 50% each year by meeting or exceeding the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense Program.

“I’m really proud of the work we’re doing to be innovative and efficient with this project,” added Mann. “In addition to reducing water use, this project has a new and one-of-a-kind soap distribution station that is designed to ensure there’s always a constant flow of hand soap available for our users. It was important to us to make sure we provide the best experience at SDF.”

In addition to fully renovating the men’s and women’s restrooms, a new mother’s room and an all-gender restroom were constructed on baggage claim. Both facilities are now open and available to travelers.

Cost for this renovated project and additional facilities was $2.3 million with work managed by CMTA Energy Solutions.