October 5, 2022
If you’re flying out of the North Satellite this week, you’re in for a treat! You’ll see 10 more remodeled gates, modernized holdrooms with mountain views, and a new airport destination — the Marketplace at N. This early opening also marks another significant milestone — the end of construction for the North Satellite Modernization project.
Since work began in June 2016, 2.1 million labor hours have shaped the North Satellite you see today. 2.1 million hours has meant more local jobs and workforce training during a challenging time for many and spurred economic opportunity to support regional recovery. Over 25 percent of the work on this project was performed by people of color and 20 percent by apprentices. And, more than $100 million of construction dollars were spent utilizing small business enterprises, of which $16.5 million went to minority- or women-owned businesses.
To celebrate the early opening of the new North Satellite, relive some of the big moments in construction over the last four years.
2017-2019: The Phase 1 facility expansion was built first to keep the North Satellite operating during construction. 5,000 tons of steel were used on the project.
2019-2021: Phase 2 renovated the existing facility with seismic upgrades, remodeled 12 gates, built the new Marketplace at N, and improved building function and sustainability.
The North Satellite Modernization project would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of the many craft specialists, designers, engineers, and subcontractors.
Key project team partners include:
October 5, 2022
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