AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) has revealed new renderings for the West Gate expansion.
This expansion is part of the approved Austin-Bergstrom International Airport 2040 Master Plan, which will include 61 plus improvement projects. Under this project, the airport will undergo expansion, development and improvements that will aim to keep up with growth.
On Monday, the airport shared a rendering for a new lounge, office space, outdoor patio and concessions for the terminal. This project will add 30,000 square feet that will also include the creation of three new gates.
Throughout February into March, travelers will see construction underway on the exit lanes on the east side of the Barbara Jordan Terminal. This is part of the Outbound baggage handling system and TSA security checkpoint improvements. Passengers will be redirected to an alternate secure-side exit while this construction is underway.
When this project is complete, TSA will be able to screen approximately 360 passengers per hour with the two additional security checkpoint lanes.
According to officials with this project, it will be funded "through traditional airport development funding resources, such as airport cash reserves, current and future airport revenues, future revenue bond proceeds and Federal Aviation Administration grants."
Taxpayer dollars will not be used, according to officials.
For updates on construction, check out updates on the airport page.