Jacksonville Aviation Authority board approves steel purchase for JIA expansion

Balfour Beatty Construction LLC awarded more than $27 million for the new Concourse B and security upgrades.

  • By Max Marbut
  • | 10:53 a.m. March 27, 2023
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Security checkpoint renovations are ongoing at Jacksonville International Airport.
Security checkpoint renovations are ongoing at Jacksonville International Airport.
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The Jacksonville Aviation Authority board voted March 27 to ratify contracts with Balfour Beatty Construction LLC to purchase steel for a planned expansion at Jacksonville International Airport.

The contracts comprise a $24.57 million steel package to build Concourse B and a $2.6 million contract for the third phase of security checkpoint renovations at the airport.

The projects are in response to increased passenger demand, including adding the six-gate Concourse B, scheduled for completion in late 2025.

Concourse B could soon take shape at Jacksonville International Airport.

Balfour Beatty is authorized to proceed with the steel package purchase for Concourse B at a guaranteed maximum price of $24,570,496.

Checkpoint renovations are in progress, including insulation, expansion joints, column covers, flooring, signage, furniture and a video display wall.

The board action March 27 authorizes Balfour Beatty to proceed with the third phase of the checkpoint renovation for $2,612,693. The total budget for the checkpoint renovation project is $21,442,184.

A six-gate Concourse B is expected to be completed in 2025 at Jacksonville International Airport.

JIA opened in 1968, replacing the airport at Imeson Field, which has since been redeveloped as a commercial and office park in North Jacksonville.

The first expansion at JIA was in 2004-05, including construction of a new main terminal and concessions area, along with larger parking and security screening facilities.

The next renovation began in 2006 with the demolition of Concourses A, B and C. Concourse B was torn down in 2009 after the new Concourses A and C were completed. 



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