Quad Cities Airport Selects Mortenson to Lead Project GATEWAY

Quad Cities International Airport in Illinois has selected Mortenson to lead construction on Project GATEWAY, the airport’s terminal renovation project that aims to modernise its landside facility.

Project GATEWAY will future-proof the ageing facility to meet the airport’s developing aviation needs. The renovation plans include adding a canopy to the front of the terminal, renovating restrooms to exceed ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) standards, and removing the brown brick flooring in the ticketing area.

Project GATEWAY renderings
Travellers will be welcomed with modern renovations including a new canopy, raised ceiling and added glass to flood the terminal with natural light. Updates include new wayfinding signage and crosswalks realigned with entrances

Mortenson was selected for this project due to their plan to minimalise disruptions to airport operations while maintaining a key focus on safety. The Mortenson team’s local connections were also important considerations, as the airport has committed to using local labour where possible.

MacAdam Glinn, principal-in-charge, Mortenson, said:

“We are excited to be a part of this truly transformational project. The Quad Cities is a fantastic community and, when completed, this project will give it the functional and attractive gateway to the world that it deserves. We are grateful for the opportunity to be the construction partner that helps make this ambitious vision a reality.”

Projects GATEWAY QCIA
New ticketing areas and security checkpoints feature a bright, airy and energetic feel. Efficiency is top-of-mind with wider walkways, new floors and added check-in kiosks

Mortenson will now work with airport leaders to determine the project’s priorities and how they will be phased. Construction is due to begin in late summer of 2022.

Project GATEWAY rendering
Updates include family restrooms, nursing suites and plenty of comfy seating throughout the terminal

Quad Cities International Airport’s landside facility has not been updated since 1985. This 20 million USD investment in Project GATEWAY will therefore significantly enhance the travel experience for modern day passengers.

Project GATEWAY QCIA Rendering
The indoor/outdoor garden space will include a water feature that invokes our Mighty Mississippi. Travelers can relax in comfortable seating with a great view of the airfield just outside
Benjamin Leischner, Executive Director at the Quad Cities International Airport, said:

“The travel industry has changed dramatically since 1985 but our airport has had to take a patchwork approach to keep up. With the work being done to make the Quad Cities a destination for business and leisure, we want to create a future-focused terminal that will make our community proud and provide a world-class experience for travelers.”

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