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Newark Liberty International (EWR) has begun its overhaul of the 44-year-old Terminal A in an effort to provide travelers with a 21st-century facility. Work has begun on three roadway bridges designed to reduce congestion and help connect the central terminal area roadway network to the new terminal.

The road work is the first of several major construction segments that will lead to a new Terminal A and expand service for airline passengers. The total cost of the project is estimated at $2.4 billion.

The new terminal will include 33 gates, a parking garage complex to accommodate approximately 3,000 spaces and related infrastructure improvements. It will have the capacity to accommodate 13.6 million passengers annually, while retaining the flexibility to accommodate future growth and expansion, serve larger aircraft and meet changes in passenger demand. The new Terminal A will be constructed through a design-build process, which combines design and construction services into a single contract with a private-sector partner, to expedite construction and transfer project delivery risk.

The new terminal will be delivered in a phased approach to minimize customer impacts and will be fully operational in 2022.