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Old Posted Jan 22, 2010, 4:29 PM
Johnny Ryall Johnny Ryall is offline
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The rise of America's Aerotropolis

Memphis Aerotropolis: Cleared For Take Off

In August 2006, Memphis I'ntl Airport (MEM) jetted into a multiphase, $300,000,000+ construction program designed to not only upgrade & facilitate operations at the WORLD's BUSIEST CARGO AIRPORT, but also freshen it up a bit. MEM produces $28,600,000,000 for the local economy each year. It is home to the FedEx Express World Hub & UPS's 3rd largest facility. MEM Air Traffic Control directs over 1,000 aircraft operations per day.

New Air Traffic Control Tower (U/C) $61,000,000
Due to significant air traffic growth over the past 30 years, combined with traffic density and complexity continuing to increase at Memphis International, the existing control tower must be replaced to meet the activity demands and working-space needs. The current tower was commissioned in 1977.The new tower will stand 336 feet tall which is approximately 150 feet taller than the current tower.

Memphis International Airport - Y Modification


Roadway Entrance & Landscaping Project
$24,000,000

Reconstruction of Runway 9/27
$48,000,000

Seven-story Parking Garage & Rental Car Facility
$130,000,000

Built on the North -or "front"- side of the airport, the lower 2 levels will house car rental companies, and the remaining floors will contain 4,500 long-term parking spaces. The garage will connect to the terminal by canopy-covered, moving sidewalks on the lowest level.

Also in progress:
Main Terminal Aircraft Parking Apron Replacement Study.

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