Escalator replacement begins in airport’s B ticketing and baggage area
Monday, April 20, 2015
MEMPHIS, TN – A project to replace the escalators inside the Memphis International Airport’s lobby in its “B” ticketing and baggage areas will alter normal passenger movement between the ticketing level and baggage claim for the next several months. The project will begin Monday, April 20 and should be completed by mid-November.
The extensive project will include demolition of the existing escalator and installation of a new escalator, along with associated construction in this area.
Passengers and visitors will be directed by signs to use the lobby elevator in Terminal B or the staircase to transit between those levels. Another option would be to use the elevators or escalators in the A or C Terminals.
The existing escalators were installed in the 1970s and have become difficult to repair. The new escalators will be more efficient and have modern safety features.
“We realize that this will be an inconvenience for some travelers, but it is a necessary step in our efforts to make long-term improvements,” said Scott Brockman, MSCAA President and CEO. “We will make every effort to make sure that we lessen the impact and that travelers are aware of alternate routes between levels.”