DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IS MOVING INTO PHASE TWO OF THE 770-MILLION DOLLAR GREAT HALL PROJECT. PHASE TWO FOCUSES ON BUILDING A NEW SECURITY CHECKPOINT ON LEVEL SIX. PHASE TWO IS EXPECTED TO BE FINISHED IN 2024.
WE'RE GETTING A CLOSER LOOK AT THE PROJECT WITH DIA CHIEF OF STAFF CRISTAL DEHERRERA.
-- DIA held a groundbreaking ceremony for Phase 2 of the Great Hall Project. Phase 1 should be completed by the end of 2021.
-- The primary focus of Phase 2 is to enhance security by building a new security checkpoint on Level 6 in the northwest corner of the Jeppesen Terminal.
--All Phase 2 work will be done in mid-2024. However, the new checkpoint is scheduled to open by early 2024. Passengers will then have access to the new checkpoint on Level 6 as well as the north checkpoint and the existing A-bridge checkpoint. Additionally, the new checkpoint on Level 6 creates a future opportunity to activate the vacated south security space on Level 5 with new concessions and improved meeter/greeter amenities.
--Phase 1 is currently about $25 million under budget and both phases will be completed within the original $770 million budget.
--Phase 2 work will take place simultaneously with Phase 1 as crews complete the work on the new ticketing areas for United and Southwest Airlines.