The New SLC Progress Gallery
New Terminal Construction
Construction of the new terminal is taking place, with excavation, soil stabilization and utility work. More than 7,600 underground stone columns were installed at the construction site to provide seismic stability for the new terminal. Additionally, steel piles are being driven into the ground, signaling the start of vertical construction. Site preparation for South Concourse-West is also in process. The footprint of the new concourse is now visible from an aerial view.
Building a new terminal adjacent to a functioning airport requires a complicated schedule of building and demolishing facilities. Construction crews demolished the exit ramp of the parking garage drive through lane in February 2016 and the completion of the new rental car facilities allowed for the demolition of the old rental car buildings throughout the spring. This is the area of the future parking structure and the south end of the new terminal. Additionally, the south area of the E Concourse has also been demolished to make way for construction of the new South Concourse.
Rental Car Facilities
Construction on the new rental car service facilities at Salt Lake City International Airport began in November 2014 and concluded in January 2016. The new buildings, currently in use by rental car providers, include a centralized Quick Turn Around (QTA) facility and three rental service sites (RSS). The QTA is used to wash, fuel and store vehicles and the RSS buildings are used for light maintenance and house administrative offices.
The completion of these facilities included 25,000 tons of asphalt paving delivered in 1,667 truck loads, 170 miles (900,000 linear feet) of electrical wiring and 19,000 cubic yards of concrete. The four facilities total 502,000 square feet. The completion of these facilities marks a major milestone for the Terminal Redevelopment Program.