Phoenix City Council Approves Airport’s Roadmap for the Future

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Phoenix Mayor, Kate Gallego, and members of the Phoenix City Council have voted to send the Airport’s Comprehensive Asset Management Plan (CAMP) to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for review and approval. The Mayor and Council approved the airport’s roadmap for the future during the June 11, 2019 Policy Session.

The long-term plan includes: Moving cargo and support operations to the north side of the airport to create room for expanded terminal facilities; working with the Union Pacific Railroad to partially trench the track and build a taxiway bridge so that aircraft can access the relocated cargo operations; and providing space for the Air National Guard 161st Refueling Wing to expand on the south side of the airport.

It added that to continue to provide modern facilities to meet customer demand and meet its goal, the Airport will also need to renovate some of its older space in Terminal 4.

Sky Harbor’s central location, increased vehicle traffic, and security requirements have resulted in a need to make adjustments to its roadway system and the plans also examine ways to improve Sky Harbor Boulevard.

Each individual project in this plan will need to be approved by the Phoenix City Council. And the airport roadmap is designed to be phased incrementally, so that each portion is built when demand warrants. All projects would be paid for through grants, airport revenues, facility charges and bonds. No local tax dollars would be utilized.  For more information on CAMP, please visit skyharbor.com/camp