Miami International Airport is working on renovation and expansion as it experiences some of its fastest growth ever, with record passenger numbers this year.
In January, Miami-Dade commissioners approved a $22m, 5-year contract, split between four architectural/engineering firms: Carty Architecture, Leo A. Daly Company, Stantec Consulting Services, Inc., and EXP US Services, Inc.
Those firms will be working on the following, according to a description (some of the work is already complete):
Renovate Concourse E to include interior, exterior and code requirement upgrades;
upgrade passenger loading bridges; replace automated people mover; rehabilitate
apron pavement in Concourse E’s Satellite and Lower concourse; implement automated
processing for inbound international passengers working in conjunction with the
Department of Homeland Security utilizing the latest technology and modified
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) approved processes; build new chiller plant
to meet preconditioned air demands; and upgrade life safety features.
Rehabilitate taxiway T and S; realign taxiway R; construct Airport Operations Control
Room (AOC); construct new employee parking garage; replace Concourse E through H
ticket counters; and repair MIA parking garage structure.
Other projects at MIA will take longer.
The expansion of the American Airline terminal with new gates to replace the underground D60 regional gates is planned to begin the architectural/engineering procurement phase this year, but won’t begin construction until 2028, with completion in 2032.
A connection between concourses E and F is also on a similar schedule: procurement phase this year, construction in 2028, completion in 2031.
Construction of new gates in the South Terminal is a bit ahead of those projects, with phase 1 planned to begin construction in 2026.
The D60 gate expansion project at the North Terminal, used mostly by American Airlines:
New widebody gates, concession, and apron area planned for the South Terminal: