Newark-Liberty’s new Terminal One approved for construction

Newark Terminal 1 Image by The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Construction is already underway on roadway related infrastructure projects and major works are anticipated to begin on terminal by mid-year.

Plans for a new Terminal One at Newark-Liberty (EWR) advanced on February 15, with the approval of Tutor Perini/Parsons by The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for the design and construction of the new facility, which will provide passengers with a new customer experience.

The new, approximately one-million square foot, 33-gate common use domestic terminal will be an open, modern terminal that will vastly improve passengers’ experience and the efficiency of their travel, with the flexibility in design to grow and change with the increasing demands and the evolving requirements of air travel. The Terminal One Redevelopment program also will provide a more efficient roadway network and create parking for about 3,000 vehicles.

The board authorized $1.85 billion in construction and other expenditures. Combined with prior authorizations, the total project cost is now $2.7 billion. Scheduled for a partial opening in 2021 and full operation in 2022, the terminal’s phased-in approach is designed to minimise customer inconvenience. Preliminary design work of the new terminal is 30-percent complete, with construction already underway on three critical roadway bridges.

The Terminal One project also passed another major milestone with the award of an operations, maintenance, and concession (OMC) advisory services agreement to Munich Airport International GmbH (MAI), which will provide design and terminal operations advisory services to the Port Authority during the design stages for the new Terminal.

— The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey