Manchester Boston Regional Airport is upgrading its terminal.
The airport plans to consolidate its multiple screening and entry points into a single, six-lane checkpoint.
Deputy director Tom Malafronte says that will make it easier for everyone to move throughout the airport:
“Right now we have so many flights that are scheduled within the first two hours of the morning that we get a lot of the queueing line from security that pushes back all the way to the top of the stairs," Malafronte says.
Crews will also upgrade lights, flooring and aesthetics.
Malafronte says he doesn't expect the construction to lead to extra delays for passengers, and says there will be additional staff and signage in place to assist travelers.
But he adds passengers should leave extra time to get to their gates.
“Just to be on the safe side, if you’ve got bags to check and you’ve got to go to the ticket counter and you want to get through security screening, and you don’t want to take a chance of cutting it too close, we’re recommending passengers be in the terminal building two hours prior to their scheduled departure time," he says.
The airport plans to complete the work before Thanksgiving, one of the busiest travel times of the year.