Jan. 17, 2018

Airport Authority Awards Two Major Construction Contracts as Part of Renovation and Expansion Plan

NASHVILLE – The Metropolitan Airport Authority (MNAA) Board of Commissioners at the January board meeting awarded two significant projects under BNA Vision, the Airport Authority’s renovation and expansion plan for Nashville International Airport (BNA).

Hensel Phelps has been awarded the Concourse D and terminal wings expansion project, and Eutaw Construction Company has been awarded the terminal apron and taxilane expansion project. 

BNA Vision is an ambitious and growth-driven plan designed to meet the long-term needs of our airport and the city we serve,” said Bobby Joslin, MNAA board chair. “The awarding of both contracts today is the next major step toward building a world-class airport for our world-class city.”

“We are eager to bring Concourse D back to life with commercial air service, as well as add capacity to our Ticketing and Baggage Claim levels,” said Doug Kreulen, MNAA president and CEO. “In addition, the terminal apron and taxilane expansion will be vital to our future state-of-the-art International Arrivals Facility, which is set to open in 2023. BNA Vision is well underway now, as multiple projects will soon be simultaneously in motion. It’s an exciting time for our airport.”

Concourse D and Terminal Wings Expansion

The $203 million design build contract for Concourse D and terminal wings expansion project will revive and expand BNA’s fourth concourse, as well as enlarge the existing Ticketing Lobby and Baggage Claim areas. Anticipated completion date is summer 2020. Concourse D has not been used for airline operations since American Airlines ceased using BNA as a hub approximately 20 years ago.

The new Concourse D will feature 115,000 square feet of space with six domestic aircraft gates, dining and retail options and a central utilities plant. Additionally, as part of this project, 80,000 square feet of new space will be added to the north and south ends of the terminal, which will expand the Ticketing Lobby and add four baggage claim carousels.

“Hensel Phelps is honored to be selected as the Design Build contractor for this project,” said Kirk Hazen, Hensel Phelps vice president and district manager. “We understand that every great landmark starts with a vision, and it’s our job to bring BNA Vision to life with a comprehensive team approach that begins with innovative planning and extends throughout the entire life of the project. We approach every project ‘The Hensel Phelps Way,’ inspiring trust and confidence in everything we do. From the gate where passengers arrive, to the belt where their bags are delivered, our team works to make construction invisible, allowing Nashville visitors a positive first impression of the city.”

Based in Greeley, Colo., Hensel Phelps has more than 80 years of history and is nationally known for its expertise in major aviation projects.

Terminal Apron and Taxilane Expansion

The $23 million construction contract for terminal apron and taxilane expansion project will add more than 500,000 square feet of additional space for aircraft parking and maneuvering, adjacent to the airport terminal. Anticipated completion date is spring 2019. This expansion will require in excess of 55,000 dump truck loads to fill in a 50-foot depression.

“We are very excited to be selected as the successful contractor for the terminal apron and taxilane expansion project at Nashville International Airport,” said Lane Williams, Eutaw Construction Company, Inc. regional vice president. “Eutaw Construction is fortunate to have enjoyed much success in the heavy civil construction industry, which includes a proven track record of successful projects in the airfield construction arena. Our dedicated staff of managers and supervisors are committed to putting their knowledge, experience and teamwork approach to work in order to deliver a successful project for MNAA and the city of Nashville. We look forward to the opportunity to work with the MNAA team, while following the Eutaw Mantra of completing this project ‘Safely, On Time, & Under Budget.’”

Eutaw Construction Company is based in Madison, Miss., with a local office in Franklin, Tenn. The company has 38 years of experience providing municipalities, state and federal agencies and the private sector with heavy civil construction services.

In January 2017, MNAA broke ground on BNA Vision, the Airport Authority’s dynamic renovation and expansion plan for Nashville International Airport, which includes expanded concourses, additional security screening lanes, state-of-the-art International Arrivals Facility, on-site hotel, transit station and more. Take a virtual 360-degree tour, view renderings and watch the BNA Vision video at BNAvision.com.

As with all other airport capital improvement projects, no local tax dollars will be used to fund BNA Vision.

BNA is curre ntly served by 14 airlines and offers 450 daily flights. Nashville International Airport provides nonstop air service to more than 50 destinations.

About Nashville International Airport®

As infrastructure critical to the region’s growth and prosperity, BNA is a vital asset for Middle Tennessee and serves as a gateway to Music City and beyond. According to a recent State of Tennessee study, in 2019 alone, BNA generated more than $9.9 billion total economic impact.  BNA supported more than 76,000 jobs in the region and produced more than $443 million in state, local and federal taxes. BNA receives no local tax dollars.

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