AUSTIN (KXAN) - Construction of a fourth concourse access and passenger screening checkpoint is expected to begin Monday night at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
With growth in passenger numbers the past 31 consecutive months, a temporary checkpoint is being built to help reduce security screening line waits during holidays and special events that wills soon bring increased passenger traffic during peak periods, officials said Monday.
Currently, waits can be more than 45 minutes long.
The construction is taking place in the east ticketing lobby. Its construction is funded via airport revenue at $232,830 and expected to be complete by mid-November in time for the arrival of thousands coming into Austin for the U.S. Grand Prix Formula One race.
It will be operated only as TSA staffing levels allow.
Passengers in bag claim may notice construction activity as well. A project to expand the capacity of the current Customs facility will also begin this week. The Customs expansion project is funded at $285,885 and is anticipated for completion in November.
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