A heads up for travelers planning to go to Charlotte Douglas International Airport — major changes is in store as construction gets started on a $600 million lobby expansion. Door and parking closures starting today at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Right now, the lobby is meant to accommodate 2.8 million people. But last year, 12.5 million people traveled through.
This project means getting through the door might be a little more crowded than usual. Anyone coming and going will have to walk through doors 3 and 4 only. For the next two years, doors 1 and 2 are going to be permanently closed for the construction.
There’s a reason why people say patience is a virtue.
“Sometimes you have to go through the inconvenience stage to make things better so, I’m looking at the big picture, but right now it’s horrible,” said Dominic Gillion, one airport visitor.
The added construction at Charlotte Douglas International Airport could cause more headaches for passengers. Project leaders say there’s promise in the pain. The work that’s being done will transform the terminal lobby and add more room. That means more space to grab your airplane tickets, get to your gates, and pick up our bags.
It’s going to take about five years to complete the construction. The areas that are being updated haven’t been touched since 1982 and it’s something many say is long overdue.