Newark Airport Terminal Redevelopment Reaches Construction Milestone
WSP USA joins Port Authority of NY/NJ to celebrate topping out of Terminal One, the largest design-build project in New Jersey to date.
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY — The Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminal One Redevelopment Program marked a key milestone today at an event celebrating the steel topping out of the new terminal building.
WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy, is providing construction management and inspection services to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) for the $2.7 billion program. It is the largest design-build project in New Jersey’s history.
PANYNJ is replacing Newark Liberty’s old Terminal A with a modern one-million-square-foot terminal that will feature 33 gates, a 2,750-space public parking garage, a consolidated car rental facility, and eight new bridges and access roads that will improve access to the terminal.
“This program will provide Newark with a modern airport terminal that will alleviate passenger congestion, improve roadway access, accommodate future demand and enhance the overall passenger experience,” said William Gerard, WSP vice president and senior construction manager. “By providing passengers with facilities that are efficient and expandable, Port Authority will be positioned to spur economic growth by accommodating growing air travel demands and increasing access to the region.”
As the nation’s 12th busiest airport in the U.S., Newark Liberty International is a vital transportation hub, serving more than 45 million passengers annually. Terminal One will accommodate 50 percent more passengers than the current terminal and provide a greater level of service for travellers.
The program includes a pedestrian bridge, constructed with passenger convenience in mind, that will link Terminal One with the adjacent new public parking garage and rental car facility, as well as the airport’s AirTrain rail system.
A comprehensive roadway redesign will connect Terminal One to the network of highways surrounding the airport. The new roadway network has elevated and ground-level terminal approaches. Related amenities include ample queueing space for taxis and buses, and enhanced ground transportation areas and services. Together, these features will sharply reduce congestion on roads throughout the airport.
In order to meet high standards in environmental responsibility and sustainability, Terminal One was designed to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification standards set by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Work on the project began in April 2018, and is targeted for completion by 2022.
Nearly two years into the five-year schedule, the program is progressing on-time and on budget.
“Close collaboration and executive leadership partnering sessions have helped maintain the momentum and stay on schedule,” said Indhira Figuereo Blaney, said WSP vice president and principal-in-charge for the project.
Terminal One is expected to create more than 23,000 jobs, $1.9 billion in wages and spur $4.6 billion in economic activity in the area.
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