Nashville International Airport (BNA) announced this week that, as part of a new phase of construction, the airport will start operating as two terminals – North and South.

Color-coded signage – yellow for North and blue for South – will direct passengers to the appropriate new BNA security checkpoints rather than a central checkpoint, which is now closed as part of the construction process. Once past the security checkpoint, there will be no passage between Concourses A/B to C/D. This means that getting to another concourse on the other side of the airport will require exiting and going through security screening a second time.

The construction work is part of BNA Vision, the multi-year, multi-billion project to build bigger, better BNA to meet what has been record-breaking passenger growth in recent years.

When construction is completed in 2023, the expanded BNA central lobby area will include a 24-stand central security checkpoint, a new concessions marketplace, a pedestrian bridge connecting a terminal garage to the terminal, a six-gate International Arrivals Facility and new design elements that include a distinctive roof canopy and higher ceiling and windows for compelling airfield views.