Airport Authority Awards Two Major Construction Contracts as Part of Renovation and Expansion Plan

NASHVILLE – The Metropolitan Airport Authority (MNAA) Board of Commissioners at the January board meeting awarded two significant projects under BNA Vision, the Airport Authority’s renovation and expansion plan for Nashville International Airport (BNA).

Hensel Phelps has been awarded the Concourse D and terminal wings expansion project, and Eutaw Construction Company has been awarded the terminal apron and taxilane expansion project.

BNA Vision is an ambitious and growth-driven plan designed to meet the long-term needs of our airport and the city we serve,” said Bobby Joslin, MNAA board chair. “The awarding of both contracts today is the next major step toward building a world-class airport for our world-class city.”

“We are eager to bring Concourse D back to life with commercial air service, as well as add capacity to our Ticketing and Baggage Claim levels,” said Doug Kreulen, MNAA president and CEO. “In addition, the terminal apron and taxilane expansion will be vital to our future state-of-the-art International Arrivals Facility, which is set to open in 2023. BNA Vision is well underway now, as multiple projects will soon be simultaneously in motion. It’s an exciting time for our airport.”


Terminal Apron and Taxilane Expansion

The $23 million construction contract for terminal apron and taxilane expansion project will add more than 500,000 square feet of additional space for aircraft parking and maneuvering, adjacent to the airport terminal. Anticipated completion date is spring 2019. This expansion will require in excess of 55,000 dump truck loads to fill in a 50-foot depression.

“We are very excited to be selected as the successful contractor for the terminal apron and taxilane expansion project at Nashville International Airport,” said Lane Williams, Eutaw Construction Company, Inc. regional vice president. “Eutaw Construction is fortunate to have enjoyed much success in the heavy civil construction industry, which includes a proven track record of successful projects in the airfield construction arena. Our dedicated staff of managers and supervisors are committed to putting their knowledge, experience and teamwork approach to work in order to deliver a successful project for MNAA and the city of Nashville. We look forward to the opportunity to work with the MNAA team, while following the Eutaw Mantra of completing this project ‘Safely, On Time, & Under Budget.'”

Eutaw Construction Company is based in Madison, Miss., with a local office in Franklin, Tenn. The company has 38 years of experience providing municipalities, state and federal agencies and the private sector with heavy civil construction services.

In January 2017, MNAA broke ground on BNA Vision, the Airport Authority’s dynamic renovation and expansion plan for Nashville International Airport, which includes expanded concourses, additional security screening lanes, state-of-the-art International Arrivals Facility, on-site hotel, transit station and more. Take a virtual 360-degree tour, view renderings and watch the BNA Vision video at

As with all other airport capital improvement projects, no local tax dollars will be used to fund BNA Vision

BNA is currently served by 14 airlines and offers 450 daily flights. Nashville International Airport provides nonstop air service to more than 50 destinations.

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