Current Projects

BNA Vision is a complex undertaking with many moving parts. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to keep BNA a world-class airport for a world-class city. Here you’ll find the latest information on projects and changes happening at BNA.

Concourse D and Terminal Wings Expansion

BNA Vision will revive and expand Nashville International Airport’s fourth concourse, Concourse D, enlarge the existing Ticketing Lobby and Baggage Claim and renovate existing space in the central terminal.

  • 115,000-square-foot Concourse D
  • 6 domestic aircraft gates to increase capacity to attract new airlines and services
  • New dining and retail options
  • Central Utility Plant
  • 200,000 square feet of new space will be added to the north and south ends of the terminal
  • Expanded Ticketing Lobby
  • 4 new Baggage Claim carousels
  • Renovation of 136,000 square feet of existing terminal space
  • Design and construction by the Hensel Phelps and Fentress Architects team

When will it be finished?

Anticipated completion date is Summer 2020.

How will travelers be impacted?

Travelers might notice some new dust walls in the Ticketing Lobby and Baggage Claim, and curbside construction fences on the Departures and Arrivals levels. Click here to learn what’s going behind them.


Click here for a fact sheet with more information.

Terminal Apron and Taxilane Expansion

This project will accommodate construction of the new International Arrivals Facility (opening in 2023) and will include paving to add space for aircraft parking and maneuvering when the IAF is completed.

  • Under Phase 1, this adds more than 500,000 square feet (13+ acres) of space
  • Project scope includes filling a 50-foot depression with 55,000+ dump truck loads of material and placing concrete
  • Phase 1 design by Garver and construction by Eutaw Construction Company (Phase 2 contract not yet awarded)

When will it be finished?

Anticipated completion date is Summer 2019 for Phase 1, and 2023 for Phase 2.

How will travelers be impacted?

There will be no impact on travelers, other than visible construction activity on the airfield.


Click here for a fact sheet with more information.

Terminal Parking Garage and Airport Administrative Office Building

This project will include a six-level parking garage near the terminal, a new office building and pedestrian plaza.

  • 3,000-space terminal parking garage directly across from the terminal (built in the footprint of the old Short Term Garage, which has been demolished)
  • New Valet Parking area on the ground level
  • 64,000-square-foot airport administrative office building, which will replace BNA’s existing office space on the fourth floor of the terminal, and provide space for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and other airport services
  • Pedestrian plaza on the fifth level
  • Design and construction by the Messer Construction Co. and Moody Nolan team.

When will it be finished?

Completion of the parking garage is anticipated in Spring 2020, and the office building and pedestrian plaza are scheduled for completion in Early 2021.

How will travelers be impacted?

The old Short Term Parking Garage has been demolished. A bigger, better, modern garage is being built in its place.


Click here for a fact sheet with more information.

Terminal Lobby Renovation and International Arrivals Facility (IAF)

This project will provide travelers an expanded and visually engaging central terminal as well as a state-of-the-art International Arrivals Facility (IAF) that will replace the existing Interim International Arrivals Building (IAB).

  • 440,000-square-foot project, including a terminal lobby expansion and renovation, and the addition of a state-of-the-art International Arrivals Facility (IAF)
  • Addition of sweeping roof canopy
  • Expanded and consolidated security checkpoint with up to 24 screening lanes
  • New central marketplace
  • Natural light and compelling views of the airfield
  • The expanded and upgraded IAF will include:
    • 6 international gates to accommodate rising demand for international service, and attract new service to and from Europe, Asia, Latin America and more
    • New Customs and Border Protection (CBP) area
  • Design and construction by the Hensel Phelps and Fentress Architects team

When will it be finished?

Completion of this project is slated for Late 2023.

How will travelers be impacted?

Check back for updates.


Click here for a fact sheet with more information.

Donelson Pike Relocation and Terminal Access Roadway Improvements

With traffic and airport utilization continuing to rise, the Donelson Pike Relocation and Terminal Access Roadway Improvements projects are vital to improving access to and circulation around BNA.

  • Donelson Pike Relocation, a Tennessee Department of Transportation project, will:
    • Straighten Donelson Pike from taxiway bridges to I-40
    • Improve safety
    • Enhance airport access to and from I-40 East and West
  • Terminal Access Roadway Improvements, a BNA project, will:
    • Expand BNA’s terminal loop roadway from 1.3 miles to 1.9 miles
    • Increase roadway travel lanes
    • Improve access

When will it be finished?

Construction is anticipated to start in mid-2020, and end in mid-2023.

How will travelers be impacted?

Check back for updates.


Click here for a fact sheet with more information.

 

Terminal Garage

NOW OPEN: Our new Terminal Garage is a state-of-the-art parking and ground transportation facility convenient to the terminal.

  • 6 levels
  • 2,200 covered parking spaces
  • Dedicated Ground Transportation Center for commercial vehicles
  • Park Assist parking space guidance system
  • EV charging stations
  • Tire inflation station
  • Vehicle locator kiosk
  • Pay-on-foot kiosk
  • Flight information displays
  • Canopy for covered walk to/from the terminal
  • 20,000-gallon cistern for rain water harvesting and landscape irrigation
  • Green-screen vegetation wall
  • Parksmart Bronze-Certified for sustainable design, construction and operation
  • Design by Atkins and construction by JE Dunn Construction

When will it be finished?

The Terminal Garage has opened.

How will travelers be impacted?

The Ground Transportation Center has relocated from Level 1 of the terminal to Level 1 of the new Terminal Garage. Commercial vehicles now pick up there. Click here for a video that shows how to get to the new Ground Transportation Center.

The names of several BNA parking lots have changed. Click here for more


Click here for a fact sheet with more information.

Interim International Arrivals Building (IAB)

BNA Vision includes the construction of a state-of-the-art International Arrivals Facility (IAF). To accommodate immediate needs for additional international capacity, the current IAB has been expanded and upgraded to serve as an interim international passenger processing and welcome center while the permanent IAF is being designed and constructed.

  • Increased processing capacity from 200 passengers per hour to 400 passengers per hour
  • Additional passenger boarding bridge to accommodate 2 arriving flights simultaneously.
  • Upgrades to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing area including installation of self-check kiosks and screening equipment
  • Connects directly to the Baggage Claim, eliminating the need for arriving passengers to re-check baggage or be re-screened by the Transportation Security Administration, unless transferring to a domestic flight
  • Construction by JE Dunn Construction; Architect: Thomas, Miller & Partners; Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing (MEP) Design: IC Thomasson; Structural Design: Logan Patri Engineering

When will it be finished?

The Interim IAB is now operational.

How will travelers be impacted?

The moving sidewalks in Concourse A have been permanently removed to make room for the new Interim IAB corridor. Read more here.

The Interim IAB upgrade created a new connector that leads directly to the Baggage Claim. No need to go through TSA screening once you’re through Customs!


Click here for a fact sheet with more information.