3WTKR - Anthony Sabella

From the return of the moving sidewalk...to major additions to the Departures terminal, the first of $650 million in construction projects at Norfolk International Airport will break ground in 2024.

Perryman says the most requested 'element' is an important piece of getting passengers to and from the Departures terminal; the moving sidewalk across the 300-foot-long sky bridge.

There have been some changes to the walkway's configuration. Instead of occupying the middle of the sky bridge (pictured), Perryman says each lane will occupy the outside of the bridge.

This spring, he expects construction to begin on the expansion of Concourse A: Home to American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Allegiant Air flights.

The glass-walled room is scheduled to take 12-14 months to build and will include three new gates, larger hold rooms — where passengers sit and wait to board — and pet relief areas.

A new International Processing Facility for Customs and Border Patrol is a relatively new addition to the upgrades at the airport that's also expected to break ground this year.

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