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Hartsfield-Jackson to begin heavy lifting of canopy construction

The first truss of steel will soon be lifted into the air to begin building massive curbside canopies at Hartsfield-Jackson International — and that means traffic congestion for travelers trying to navigate around the world’s busiest airport.

The price tag for the canopies and other terminal improvements: $265 million, which is  $102.5 million more than originally expected. As the idea for the canopies was being developed, plans became more complex, the scope grew and the cost skyrocketed.

To read more about how airport officials say the canopies will improve the airport for travelers, what they will look like at night and how the construction is affecting traffic at the airport, get the full story on MyAJC.com.

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Work starts on Atlanta airport’s curbside canopies

Cost soars for Hartsfield-Jackson curbside canopies project Hartsfield-Jackson will move massive trusses to the curbside area starting this Sunday, disrupting traffic.

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Business reporter Kelly Yamanouchi covers airlines and the airport.