Pittsburgh International Airport has unveiled the concept design for a new $1.1 billion terminal that is scheduled for completion in 2023.

Among the features are a larger security checkpoint area, more space for concessions, outdoor green plazas and a ground transportation area. 

Officials say the terminal will reduce the time it takes to get from curbside to within the secured portion of the airport by 50% and the time to it takes get from the international arrivals area to the airport exit by 67%. 

The project also includes a tripling of the number of covered parking spots at the airport. 

The terminal will be constructed between the existing concourses C and D.

The board of directors of the Allegheny Airport Authority approved the concept design on Wednesday.

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