Lambert–St Louis International has begun the next major phase of its $70 million Terminal 1 renovation project with the overhaul of the security checkpoint area.
In the next stage of the T1 refurbishment at Lambert St Louis - dubbed the ‘Airport Experience’ programme – the security checkpoints at concourses B and D are to be given an overhaul.
Work to put up construction walls around the area started last night (17 July) and will continue over the next two weeks.
The checkpoint area will remain open at all times but it will mean detours for arriving and departing passengers and will result in some temporary disruption, the airport said.
The renovations to the security area will include new ceilings, new wall and floor finishings, and an expanded checkpoint with technology upgrades that will improve access to and from concourses B and D.
The project is scheduled to be completed by late October.
Meanwhile, other renovations are ongoing in other enclosed areas of Terminal 1.
For example, the construction of new restrooms in the baggage claim area and a new checkpoint waiting area are currently in progress.
The interior redesign of the lower level, including brighter ceilings and LED column caps, is also underway.
On the ticketing level, renovations to the first set of airline ticket counters have begun and new terrazzo flooring in the ticketing lobby is also part of the programme.
Meanwhile, improvements to concourse A including new lighting, ceiling treatments and new tiles in the central corridor are almost complete, and all restrooms are being renovated as well.
The gateway is investing approximately $70 million into the Airport Experience Programme, which began in 2008.
New roadway signs, the restoration of the dome ceilings in Terminal 1 and new carousels were the first projects completed.