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Take a peek at what Hartsfield-Jackson's new terminal entrance will look like, in miniature form

A multi-million dollar project to build giant canopies over the domestic terminal curbside areas at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is underway, and a model in the terminal atrium gives travelers an idea of what the new airport entrance will look like.

The model has been in the domestic terminal atrium for the past couple of months as the airport began work on the terminal roadways to prepare for construction of the canopies.

The work has caused lane closures and some congestion on the airport roads approaching the curbside pickup and dropoff areas.

The canopies will cost around $125 million to construct, and will be 55 feet high and 865 feet long. They are part of the Atlanta airport's $6 billion modernization and expansion plan.

The aim is to create a "beautifully illuminated public space" and protect travelers from the elements.

Want to learn more about the airport's $6 billion master plan and the multi-million dollar canopies being built at the terminal? Check out these articles:

Hartsfield-Jackson to begin $6 billion expansion plan

Hartsfield-Jackson begins work for construction of massive curbside canopies

Work starts on Atlanta airport’s curbside canopies

Airport aims to soften curbside look with canopies

Lane closures resume for airport curbside revamp

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