Terminal D/E Connector Opens at BWI Marshall Airport

D-E Connector Ribbon Cutting LEAD

Photo credit: Executive Office of Maryland Governor Larry Hogan

November 22, 2016Location: Baltimore County, Maryland

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall (BWI 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 Marshall over the past 15 years. 

The new D/E connector expands the airport’s international flight capabilities, positioning BWI 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.”

Pictured: Paul Shank, MAA Chief Engineer; Pete Rahn, MDOT Secretary; Yumi Hogan, First Lady; Larry Hogan, Governor; Andrea Mishoe, TSA Federal Security Director at BWI; Ricky Smith, Sr., MAA Executive Director/CEO.