The musical-themed vibe of the Austin airport will extend beyond the terminal with a guitar shaped bus shelter now under construction. Steel beams and columns are rising from the base of the 9-gate expansion project.
Lighted guitar shaped bus shelter
Construction has started on the lighted, guitar shaped Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Bus Shelter improvement project. Made from durable acrylic panels on a steel frame, the illuminated guitar that changes colors will be nearly 45-feet long and almost 30-feet high at the handle.
With lighted guitar strings, the new airport bus shelter will include benches and information display monitors for the CapMetro 100 – Airport Flyer route connecting the airport to downtown, and the 350 – Airport Blvd route, connecting the airport to north Austin.
The site, now surrounded with a construction fence, is located outside baggage claim, in the lower drop off and pick up level at the Austin airport.
CapMetro bus service will continue to the airport during construction as drop offs and pickups will stage outside baggage claim at Column 4. The majority of construction work on the shelter will take place at night. The project is expected to be completed in fall 2017.
On Jan. 26, 2017, the Austin City Council approved and authorized the airport bus shelter project with Piatra, Inc. as the contractor.
Steel rises for 9-gate expansion
Structural steel beams are rising from the base of the 9-gate expansion project at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
The expansion project is now building upwards with the installation of precast columns and USA made steel. Steel I-beams and steel cross sections constructing the grids are now forming to support the structural system of the terminal expansion.
The expansion to increase the Barbara Jordan Terminal from 24 boarding bridges to 33 is anticipated to be completed in 2019.