Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall (BWI Thurgood Marshall) Airport opened the $125-million Terminal D/E connector and security checkpoint with a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan. JMT’s Aviation and Facilities-MEP groups provided program management and systems commissioning for the project. This is the third terminal expansion project JMT has been involved with at BWI Thurgood Marshall over the past 15 years.

The new D/E connector expands the airport’s international flight capabilities, positioning BWI Thurgood Marshall to increase its destinations to Europe, the Caribbean, and South America. The connector replaces 40-year-old infrastructure, including MEP systems and aircraft aprons, increases the baggage handling capability and speed for the airlines, adds a new security checkpoint for domestic and international flight passengers, and features a new art gallery within the terminal. The art gallery showcases the 24 winners of an art competition held earlier this year among nearly 300 artists. Additionally, the D/E connector is expected to alleviate long wait times for passengers within the TSA security checkpoint area and provide a wide variety of new restaurants and shops.

Governor Hogan remarked in his press release: “With this major terminal enhancement project, we are improving and modernizing BWI for our customers, providing new opportunities for expanded international air service, and setting the stage for even more future development. These upgrades are absolutely vital as we continue to support a growing airport and a growing Maryland economy.”

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