ENR: Atlanta’s Global Gateway Expansion

Atlanta’s Global Gateway Expansion Nears Final Two-Year Leg of $6-Billion Journey

The decade-long expansion of Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has suffered its share of turbulence, but the $6-billion capital program is now soaring to new heights with elevated roads and a new terminal, and to new depths, with key components located beneath an active taxiway.


All construction procurements are complete, with 256 active subcontracts and $30 million-a-month in work now under way. the new 12-gate Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal topped out this spring. Work continues on interior and baggage handling systems, as well as on cladding for the 1.2-million-sq-ft terminal, designed by Atlanta Gateway Designers, a joint venture of Atlanta-based Gresham, Smith & Partners and Duckett Design Group, East Point, Ga.