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Next phase of renovations set for Norfolk airport

 Tuesday, August 16, 2016 | Norfolk, VA
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The next round of renovations in Norfolk International Airport’s departures terminal is slated to begin next month.

The upcoming work is the third phase in a series of developments intended to “upgrade the traveler experience and enhance the region’s major air gateway,” the Norfolk Airport Authority said.

The authority awarded the bid to Virginia Beach-based Axis Global Enterprises. Gresham Smith and Partners is the architect for the project, which will cost an estimated $3.5 million. Work is set to begin in September, and the project is scheduled for completion in September 2017.

Federal and state entitlement funds and airport authority funds will cover the project’s cost.

Public elements of the upcoming improvements include a renovation of the public restrooms in the departures terminal second-level main lobby and first-level ticketing lobbies, and renovation of the family convenience room in the departures terminal second-level main lobby.

The work also will add three “mothers’ rooms” in the departures terminal second-level main lobby and on concourses A and B.

“Greatly enhancing the airport’s functionality and aesthetics, Axis Global Enterprises’ phase three improvements will not only create a fresh, efficient and appealing environment for travelers, employees and visitors, but it will also support the airport’s long-term passenger growth forecasts and corresponding needs,” Axis stated in a separate announcement.

The authority said, according to the FAA, Norfolk International’s passenger activity is in the top 15 percent of commercial service airports in the U.S. ORF served more than three million scheduled passengers in 2015.

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Nate Delesline III

Aug 16, 2016

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