An ongoing expansion of existing gates on Terminal 1’s Concourse G, and two new gates at Terminal 2, will be among the construction work happening at MSP in 2024, following the recent approval of the 2024 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget by the Metropolitan Airports Commission’s (MAC) board.
The long list of projects on the program, with proposed work that extends through 2030, will expand MSP’s passenger facilities and provide a wide range of upgrades to improve customer service and make the airport’s operations more sustainable.
The MAC’s 2024 CIP budget totals $1.1 billion and is highlighted by infrastructure projects that include:
- $240 million for the two-gate expansion at Terminal 2 to serve a growing number of passengers. Work is expected to start in the spring, continue through 2026 and gates opening in early 2027. Design work and planned construction on two additional gates on the south end of Terminal 2 also begins in 2024
- $285 million in renovation and expansion work on existing portions of Gates 8-13 of Concourse G at Terminal 1 to modernize the space
The projects mark the MAC’s largest capital improvement project budget ever, and reflect an ongoing commitment to providing a top-level customer experience.
The CIP budget plan extends through 2030. The 2024 budget also completes or provides a start for several other high-profile projects including:
- Construction of MSP’s Safety and Security Center, $165 million
- Concourse G apron reconstruction, $11.6 million
- Concourse A heating system upgrades, $11 million
- St. Paul Downtown Airport, reconstruction of runway 14-32, $10 million
Work in 2024 will also complete the multi-year operational improvement program at the front of Terminal 1, which extended the building’s front wall 15 feet closer to the roadway and thoroughly modernized the lobby and baggage claim levels.
Earlier this year, the MAC held an open house for general contractors and small businesses to alert them to the MAC’s 2024 construction plans. The event drew a crowd of more than 140, with contractors receiving information on how to bid on MAC projects and learning of opportunities for small and minority or women-owned businesses to participate in the work.