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Miami International Airport terminal project back on

Aviation director says shopping mall still part of long-term plan
March 05, 2014 12:45PM

MIA's aging Central Terminal

MIA’s aging Central Terminal

Just a few months after declaring the project was likely off, Miami-Dade County’s aviation director said the renovation and eventual redevelopment of the Central Terminal at Miami International Airport has been revived.

Aviation Director Emilio Gonzalez revealed the project currently in the design phase, exMiami reported. Plans call for the terminal’s existing three concourses to be consolidated into two concourses, which should allow aircraft to operate more efficiently around the gates.

By 2020, construction of a new terminal could begin. A shopping mall is part of the current plans. The new terminal would have up to 50 gates.

In the meantime, the nearly 45-year-old terminal is slated for a major facelift. That work is expected to begin in the near future. [exMiami]Eric Kalis