Innovative Thinking: Ronald Reagan National Airport to receive $1-Billion Facelift

Ronald Reagan AirportRonald Reagan National Airport in Washington, DC is one place MA Engineering Consultants, Inc. is very familiar with. Our firm provided services for the Ronald Reagan Memorial Site Plan that featured a life-size statue of the 40th U.S. President, as well as HD Scanning services for B-C Secure Terminal improvements (see more).

Now, more partnering opportunities may be available in the near future as the 75-year old airport is scheduled for a $1-billion facelift over the next several months, according to an article by The Washington Post.

According to The Post’s Transportation and Development team author, Lori Aratani, these improvements are being driven by an increased amount of traffic to the airport:

More than 23 million passengers used National last year, making it the second-busiest airport in the region, after Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport. Last year was its sixth straight year of record-high passenger traffic. And there is little indication it will taper off.

Much of the work will be done at night when there is less traffic. While some preliminary work is set to be done this fall, much of the major work, including demolition of the airport’s executive offices to make way for a new short-hop terminal, won’t begin until next spring.

A visualization has been produced to provide a glimpse into the future modernization of the airport. For more on MAEC’s Visualization department, click here.