WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- TheBaltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is undergoingwork that officials say "will improve and modernize the BWI Marshall passenger terminal facility and provide new services for Airport travelers."

Airport officials say the construction will include:

  • a new security checkpoint -- with 9 lanes, serving Concourses A, B and C
  • a secure connector between Concourses B and C with moving sidewalks
  • an improved Concourse C facility with gate hold rooms and a new concession space
  • new food and retail space --approximately 8,500 square feet
  • an airside, post-security connector for passenger access between Concourses A, B, and C -- with accessbetween the 14 airline gates on Concourse C with the 26 gates on Concourses A and B.

The BWI Marshall Observation Gallery will be closed until spring 2013 to complete the construction.Work is expected to be finished in the summer of 2013.

BWI officials say the program, approximately $100 million in cost, will be funded primarily through revenues from Passenger Facility Charges (PFCs).

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