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Checkpoint 1 Relocation

Status: Approved

This project relocates Checkpoint 1 from its current location on the Ticketing Level to the lower Baggage Claim Level. This will create new queuing, travel document verifications, and add additional security screening lanes.

Project Overview

Checkpoint 1 is located at the south end of the Ticketing Level. It is currently undersized and only suitable for pre-check passengers and not able to handle TSA’s newer, enhanced technology. By relocating this checkpoint, space will be better utilized to provide more compliant screening lanes, TSA support spaces, adequate queuing to meet peak demand, and flexibility to accommodate current and evolving screening protocols. It will increase the number of lanes from three to five for higher throughput in passenger screening. 

The relocated Checkpoint 1 will take place of the current Baggage Claim Carousel 1. The carousel will be removed and replaced with this brand-new security checkpoint. Due to the new positioning on the Baggage Claim Level, it will serve all passengers but will primarily benefit those accessing the S Concourse. It will also benefit passengers dropped off on the arrivals curb during peak departure periods, which will help alleviate curb congestion.

This is one of many projects in a series designed to modernize the front door of the main terminal with upgrades on all levels. SEA has seen a growing number of travelers and is making adjustments accordingly in order to create a more efficient and predictable guest experience, from curb to gate.

Rendering view of security checkpoint 1

Community Benefits

There will be a 14 percent Women and Minority Business Enterprise (WMBE) goal for this construction contract. 

Art Program

Art is intended to be integrated into the design of this space. There will be public art displays to enhance the pre-security civic space at SEA.

Timeline

Construction Begins Q4 2022
Construction Completes Q1 2024

Estimated Project Costs

Total estimated project cost is $37 million

 

Funding for the project will come from a combination of Airport Development Fund and future revenue bonds. As with virtually all airport projects, no tax-payer dollars will be used to fund the project.

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