Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) has begun work on the widening of Concourse D.

Celebrating with ATL General Manager, Balram Bheodari, Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens was present for the raising of a 900-pound steel beam on the first works for the concourse project.

Glass dome at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
The 19 modules will be built offsite on a six-acre modular construction lot

Concourse D was originally opened in 1980, and is the airport’s narrowest with a circulation corridor of 18 feet and seating for 5,400 passengers. After consultation, the airport is due to receive a further 19 modules added to the structure to accommodate larger waiting rooms, a higher ceiling, new restrooms and building systems, and a 75% increase in boarding level square footage among other upgrades.

Airport General Manager Balram Bheodari, said:

This project will allow us to meet future capacity demands while enhancing ATL’s role as a leader in the industry.

The unique requirements of building what is, in effect, a new concourse while maintaining operations will be a challenge we’ll overcome through collaboration, planning, and professionalism.

Construction of the modules began earlier this month, with completion of the project expected by late Summer 2029.

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