Passengers could be passing through a modern new terminal at Newark International Airport as soon as 2021.
The $2.7 billion project broke ground last year, and recently received a new infusion of funding, nj.com reports.
The new Terminal One will replace the current Terminal A, Newark’s oldest terminal, which opened in 1973. It will have 33 gates in three concourses, new retail and restaurants, and a 3,000-vehicle parking garage.
New roadways and a pedestrian bridge also will be constructed as part of the project; the bridge will connect the terminal, the parking garage, and the airport’s AirTrain rail system.
The terminal will partially open in 2021 and be completed in 2022, according to airport officials.
Last year, Terminal A served 10.6 million out of Newark’s 40 million passengers; the capacity of the new terminal will increase by 50 per cent. The airport has three terminals, only one of which will be touched by this project.
Newark is currently the 15th busiest airport in the US.