Getting Friendlier: Hopkins Airport Reveals Upgrades

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CLEVELAND– Upgrades are being made to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

Airport officials said the $20 million project will include upgrades to the terminal exterior façade for the upper level ticketing and lower level baggage claim, as well as the ticketing lobby.

Some of the key renovation features will include:

**Modernizing and upgrading 1,700 feet of exterior façade on the passenger terminal building

**Improvement to and vestibules

**Canopy extensions at entry vestibules

**Exterior frontage energy efficient glass

**Enhanced signage and electronic media systems

**Renovation of the ticketing lobby

**Installation of new terrazzo flooring

**Replacement of existing skylight systems

**Interior ceiling design improvements and lighting enhancement

**Improved circulation and restroom facilities at the central security screening checkpoint.

The airport said the project will be completed in phases. Construction is expected to last about 18 months and will be complete in 2017.

In a press release, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Director Ricky Smith said, “The goal of this project is to transform the face of the airport and the ticketing lobby to a more modern look and feel, while introducing more customer-friendly features for airport visitors. We really encourage the community to come to this informational session because their input is critical to the final design.”

The Cleveland Airport System will unveil more details to the public on Thursday, April 24, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the lower level adjacent to the RTA station.