Six construction projects in store for Sacramento International Airport

May 14, 2024

SMForward, a $1.3 billion program to expand Sacramento International Airport (SMF), will begin construction this year. Announced in early 2023, the program features various projects over the next seven years to accommodate passenger growth.

The first of six projects will start construction in 2024. The airport will spend $140 million to build a pedestrian walkway between Terminal B and Concourse B. The project will be ADA compliant and designed to accommodate future expansion. Construction will begin in the third quarter of 2024.

The airport will use $250 million to expand Concourse B. The expansion includes additional gates, a ticketing area, a baggage claim carousel and office space. Construction is expected to begin in 2025.

Plans include consolidating the airport’s rental car facility. The $390 million project will build a rental car facility within walking distance of both terminals. Construction will begin in fall 2025. The airport will also build a $50 million ground transportation center. The center will provide a centralized hub with an efficient shuttle system. Construction will begin in 2026.

The airport will spend $50 million to expand Terminal A. Plans include expanding the ticketing area, adding a baggage claim carousel and increasing office space. The airport will also build a $15 million Terminal A exit road to improve traffic flow. The terminal expansion will begin in winter 2024, with the exit road slated for 2025.

A construction company has already been contracted for the Terminal B parking garage – a $390 million project that would add between 4,500 to 5,5000 parking spaces.

This is the largest construction project in SMF history. It is funded through federal and state grants, municipal bonds issued by the airport and user fees.

Photo courtesy of SMForward

Gracie Warhurst

Gracie Warhurst has joined Strategic Partnerships, Inc. as a writer and digital content creator for the new Government Market News portal. With a rich background in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin, Warhurst has experience as editor-in-chief of a literary magazine, assistant web editor, and project manager for an AI journalism project. She also contributed as a reporter during the development of SPI's news portal. Warhurst graduated summa cum laude in December 2023 with a Bachelor's in Journalism and a certificate in creative writing, making her a valuable asset to the SPI team.

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