William P. Hobby Airport is approaching the final year of construction on a new five-gate International concourse. Along with the arrival of a new 3,000-space parking garage, the new building will help to facilitate the return of commercial international air travel at Hobby.
Both of these projects, and a dramatically improved bi-level roadway system, are scheduled for completion in late 2015.
Customers and airport employees both received some good news surrounding the projects in January, as a significant portion of the necessary roadway modifications was completed well ahead of schedule.
“This was a whole airport effort that required lots of pre-planning,” said Hobby’s Senior Project Manager Bill White.
The ramp opened Dec. 16, two days early after 26 houses of non-stop work efforts.
“Customers experienced minimal impact to their airport experience and level of service due to the project being finished ahead of schedule,” said Houston Airport System (HAS) Operational Readiness & Airport Transfer Team Manager Gabrielle Dirden.
The purpose of the closure was to facilitate the placement of 40 concrete beams adjacent to the ramp that would support the future international facility and terminal roadway. As a result of the closure, all vehicular passenger traffic was re-routed to the arrival (lower) ramp.
For more information on the new International Terminal at HOU, please visit www.Fly2Houston.com/HobbyInternational.