FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 8, 2015
Contact: Rachel Gibson, John Wayne Airport, (949) 252-5197, RGibson@ocair.com
Board of Supervisors Awards $102 Million Contract for Thomas F. Riley Terminal Improvements
(Santa Ana, CA) — The Board of Supervisors has awarded a multi-year design-build contract to Swinerton Builders for $101,837,386 to complete a series of improvements to Terminals A and B at John Wayne Airport.
The upgrades focus on safety, code compliance, comfort, convenience and aesthetics to bring the airport’s two older terminals in line with similar enhancements designed into Terminal C and Parking Structure C, which opened in 2011. Terminals A and B opened in 1990.
“The County of Orange works hard to provide passengers at JWA with the best travel experience possible. We’re excited to be able to move forward with terminal improvements that will enhance the overall aesthetic and experience of Orange County’s aviation gateway,” said Board of Supervisors Chairman Todd Spitzer, Third District.
Construction is expected to begin in 2016 and will continue through 2019. The work includes carpet replacement, lighting renovation, restroom refurbishment and seismic retrofitting for the 25-year-old facilities. The planned improvements will enhance efficiency, provide tenants and visitors with a uniform level of quality and service throughout Riley Terminals A, B and C and extend the useful life of the terminal.
A phased work schedule will reduce impacts on travelers and tenants, said Supervisor Michelle Steel, whose Second District includes the airport. “We will work with Swinerton Builders to make sure passengers will be able to enjoy all of the upgrades we have planned with as little inconvenience as possible,” she said.
Funding for the project will come from passenger fees and operating funds, and is included in the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 airport budget, as well as provided for in future budgets. The project will be completed under the leadership of new John Wayne Airport Director Barry Rondinella.