Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has struck a $181.5 million deal to build a new parking deck that will be reachable via the airport SkyTrain.
The Atlanta airport is building the parking deck to replace parking being displaced during construction of various airport projects, including in the West economy lot where a new InterContinental hotel will be built, the park-ride reserve lot that sits where an end-around taxiway will be built, the North economy lot where an extension to Concourse T will be built.
The projects are part of Hartsfield-Jackson's $6 billion modernization and expansion plan.
The ATL West parking deck to be built next to the Georgia International Convention Center will also serve as additional parking when the domestic terminal parking decks are demolished and rebuilt in coming years.
Over the long term, the remote parking deck will help accommodate growth at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, according to airport officials.
The seven-level parking deck will accommodate 5,200 to 6,000 vehicles, according to city documents. It will have an elevated walkway connecting to the Georgia International Convention Center and SkyTrain automated people-mover station.
Plans are to start construction of the ATL West parking deck as early as this summer and to complete it by May 31, 2019.
Funding for a contract of up to $181.5 million with Holder-Austin-Moody-Bryson -- a joint venture of Holder Construction Group, Austin Commercial, Moody Construction Co. and Bryson Constructors -- was approved by the Atlanta City Council this week.
The city last year approved a $5 million deal with Holder-Austin-Moody-Bryson for pre-construction services for the two domestic parking decks and the ATL West deck.
The $181.5 million includes the initial $5 million of funding, according to city documents.