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New Security Checkpoints
Two New Security Checkpoints will be constructed above the Terminal B/C Arrivals roadway
More than twenty years ago, Reagan National’s passenger areas were designed to serve 15 million passengers annually. At peak, more than 23 million passengers traveled through the airport, straining infrastructure. In addition, passengers transferring between gate areas have to pass through another security checkpoint or ride a bus outdoors.
After assembling more than 500 pieces of steel per building, workers are focused on interior framing and buildout of exterior walls, which will be followed by installation of 580 panes electrochromic glass per building to augment interior temperature control.
The video below shows exterior and interior renderings of the completed checkpoints.
About the New Security Checkpoints Project
The New Security Checkpoints will be conveniently located between National Hall and walkways from the Metrorail station and parking garages. Upon activation, the new 50,000 square-foot checkpoints will expand screening capacity and create a seamless, free-flowing environment between Terminal B/C (Gates 10-45) and the new 14-gate concourse.
By relocating the existing security checkpoints, passengers will be able to move freely between gate areas and enjoy all the amenities the airport offers without having to be re-screened. The resulting terminal reconfiguration will provide passengers an improved post-security experience — alleviating gate area congestion while expanding access to a variety of shopping, dining and seating options.
Reagan National's current facilities were designed to serve 15 million passengers per year. But more than 23 million passengers traveled through the airport annually, setting new records and straining the existing infrastructure. In response, the airport launched Project Journey, a $1 billion investment to transform the traveler experience inside terminals, at the gates and along the roads. The end result will provide passengers with greater connectivity, more shopping and dining choices and a more pleasant post-security environment.
More renderings can be seen here.
- Prime Contractor: Turner Construction
- Project Forecast: $267,249,197
- Notice to Proceed: October 2017
- Estimated Completion: 2021