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Construction Projects

From apron expansions to new facility construction, big plans are in place for the future of Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. To keep pace with our impressive growth, multiple construction projects are currently underway in-and-around the airport to ultimately create an improved airport experience for our travelers, partners, and employees.

Click the tabs below to learn more about each of our current projects and stay up-to-date on our progress as we continually strive to provide a world-class travel experience.

Project Overview

The four terminal escalators perform the important function of transporting passengers between the arrival and departure levels. The escalators being replaced were initially installed in 1994, 1999, and 2004 and have exceeded their useful life and reliability.

Benefits

Replacing the four (4) existing escalators will increase passenger throughput and capacity, as well as provide travelers with a safer, more reliable transport experience.

Project Progress

The Escalator Lifecycle Replacement Project is currently in progress with completion expected in July of 2021.

Project Overview

This project consists of the following development items: 1) Construction of a new retention / detention / treatment pond to support the proposed future development within the SEQ of the Airfield; 2) Construction of a closed stormwater system consisting of pipes and manholes to convey water to the new pond; 3) Relocation of utilities effected by the stormwater system.

Benefits

This project aligns with the Stormwater Master Plans developed for the other quadrants of the Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport as approved by the FAA. Construction of this system will satisfy local jurisdictional requirements for stormwater runoff.

Project Progress

Schedule TBD

Project Overview

This project includes the construction of a new Air Cargo Apron to service a new Air Cargo Facility which will be located on the North side of Gulfstream Road within the Northwest Quadrant of the airfield. The project includes approximately 40,000-sy of concrete ramp.

Benefits

This project will create an apron system capable of supporting aircraft which will utilize the new Air Cargo Facility being relocated from the Southeast Quadrant of the airfield to the Northwest Quadrant.

Project Progress

Schedule TBD

Project Overview

This project includes the expansion and construction of secured rental car return facilities at the terminal facility. The project will provide rental car companies with secured, company specific rental car pickup and return facilities that will expedite the customer experience. Signage, drainage, and access roads are incorporated into this project.

Project Progress

Schedule TBD

Project Overview

This project is a lifecycle replacement of one of the 750-ton chillers that remove heat from returned water used in the central plant of the terminal facility. The cooled liquid is then reused in other process streams throughout the airport.

Project Progress

Bid Opening scheduled for February 23rd, 2021

Project Overview

Phase II of this project includes installation of standardized Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport Signage at the entry of Davidson Drive off Dean Forest Road. This project also includes lighting upgrades and landscaping along Davidson Drive.

Project Progress

Schedule TBD

Terminal Apron Expansion – Completed and operational on 01/31/20

Construct an approximate 46,000-square yard aircraft parking apron with associated drainage improvements located on the south edge of the existing terminal apron. This apron expansion is used for overnight aircraft parking which improves the airport’s capacity for aircraft operations and fixed-based aircraft.

Contract Cost = $8MM
Funding – AIP
Consultant – AECOM
Prime Contractor – Holland & Holland, Inc. (WBE, woman owned)
DBE Goal – 5%, currently exceeding our goal at 5.89%
Sub-Contractors:

  • Griffin Contracting, Inc.
  • GLF Construction Corporation
  • Terracon
  • TMC Grassing
  • Trinity Electrical Services
  • Interstate Sealant & Concrete (DBE)

Project Overview

Contractors have begun the initial phase of a major parking expansion project. This project will also encompass filling and grading of some of the low areas between Airways Avenue and Gulfstream Rd. immediately north of the Overflow/Oversize lot.

The current SAV Value Park and the Oversize/Overflow lots will be CLOSED for the duration of the project. In the interim, SAV Value Park will temporarily relocate to the upper level of the south Economy parking deck. Oversize/Overflow vehicles will park at the “Williamsburg” lot on Airways Ave. just this side of the logo berms, with shuttle service provided.

Benefits

When complete, the SAV Value Park lot will more than double in size, and the Oversized/Overflow lot will be paved, lighted, and marked with 827 new spaces.