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Expansion For World's Busiest Airport

ATLANTA (SNB) City of Atlanta officials are laying the groundwork for an expansion of the world's busiest airport.

A brand new $6 billion expansion and renovation project for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport was unveiled Thursday. Airport General Manager Miguel Southwell said plans include a giant, translucent canopy that will cover the streets and sidewalks outside the main terminal.

Updates in the project include renovation of the domestic passenger terminal and concourses, in addition to a sixth runway and hotel.

Work on concourse renovations is expected to begin later this year. The project accelerates next year with work on parking decks and passenger gates, and the terminal renovation.

The airport handled 101.5 million passengers last year, more than any other in the U.S.

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