Myrtle Beach International Airport
Myrtle Beach, SC
The Terminal Capacity Enhancement Program (TCEP) increased the footprint of the two-story terminal from 155,000 sq. ft. to 395,000 sq. ft. doubling the size of the previous facility. The increased square footage provides additional room for the lobby and waiting areas and created additional concessions space. Departure gates increased from 7 to 13, and three ground-loading positions were added. The old gate areas are now a concourse, while the old bag claim area is now a modernized federal inspection station facility.
Improvements on the airside and landside were made to the adjacent existing facility. The apron pavement and taxiway were reconstructed and expanded, and the parking lot, roadway circulation and access roads were renovated and expanded. New facilities include a rental car facility with a pedestrian canopy and covered exit plaza for employees.
Technology updates include 18 check-in kiosks and an inline baggage handling system.
Enhancements also include a new automated baggage handling system, new passenger boarding bridges, apron pavement reconstruction, taxiway expansion and reconstruction, a new rental car customer service facility with connecting pedestrian canopy, new restaurants, new retail shops, covered exit plaza with employee facilities, renovation and expansion of the existing parking and new airport circulation and access roads.
Harrelson Boulevard Extension was also part of the enhancement program. This four lane 1.9 mile long boulevard extends from SC Hwy 15 to US 17 (Kings Hwy). The new entries to the Airport as well as to Whispering Pines Golf Course are fed from this boulevard. In addition, a new service road was constructed from SC Hey 15 to provide access to the ARFF building and the Air Cargo Facility on the north end of the existing Airport.
M. B. Kahn also provided CM @ Risk for the Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting Facility. This 14,600 sq. ft. project including preconstruction services through the design phase to ensure this project stayed under budget. The construction is load bearing masonry with structural steel roof, concrete roof deck, single ply roof able to withstand 150 mph winds, concrete asphalt paving, bunk rooms, full kitchen, exercise room, conference room and five firefighting truck bays.
One of the goals of both M. B. Kahn and the county was to provide as much opportunity as possible for local contractors to participate in the bidding and the actual construction work. The bidding strategy proved to be successful in producing lower bid results, higher local contractor participation and high disadvantaged business enterprise participation. Bids came in at 16 percent below the estimated budget.
The Relocation of Taxi A Apron and Apron Improvements consisted of Taxiway A being relocated to the west in order to build the new Concourse. This was started, and phased in with the construction of the new Terminal, so that the peak Summer tourism traffic would not be affected.
Additional projects included the Toll Plaza, Long and Short Term Parking Lots and the Rental Car Facility and Parking Lot.