Bangor International Airport has begun modernization of the first floor Domestic Terminal. Construction begans February 24th with reburishing of the escalators. One escalator will remian working at all times. Passengers who need assistance moving between floors will also be able to use the elevator located to the right of the ticket counters at the far end of the building by the Delta counter. During the summer of 2014 the airline ticket counters and check-in areas will all be moved to the far left of the baggage claim area while construction takes place in that area on a new baggage screening system and new ticket counter and check-in area. After the airlines move into their new space, a new ground transportation area will be built to the left of the baggage claim area. Once the rental car agencies have moved into their new area, construction will begin on the front of the terminal to replace the solid cement wall with a new glass front allowing more light into the first floor.
The construction project once completed will provide for better passenger flow on the first floor and provide for more efficient operations in the entire Domestic Terminal.
The modernization project will cost $10 million. Ninety percent of the funds for the project will come from Federal funding sources with the remaining 10% split between the Maine Department of Transportation and airport revenues. It is expected that the construction will be completed in the Spring of 2016.