Big Changes Coming to MSP International Airport

January 12, 2018 08:16 PM

Over the next week, people will start to notice some big changes at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

The changes will be most apparent in the ticketing area of the airport, where a construction zone has been shielded for about 18 months.

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"The improvements that we're making over the next few years really benefit the passengers that come and go from MSP, the folks that live here that fly in and out of MSP," Metropolitan Airports Commission Vice President for Planning and Development Bridget Rief said.

A total of $58 million was spent on the renovation process. The major improvements involved the ticketing area; however, passengers will notice new escalators, new elevators and a totally different layout.

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"We're basically doubling the walkway space," Rief said.

Starting on Jan. 19, travelers will have an opportunity to see some of the construction. All of the plastic shielding portions of the project will be replaced with hockey-style walls that will allow the public to see the construction.

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"It's very clean looking," Rief said. "But it is definitely construction looking."

The ticketing improvements are part of a major project that will impact the mezzanine level, baggage claim level and transportation level of the airport. As a result, different phases of the construction are scheduled to run for another five years.

 

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