Bigger is better when it comes to MSP’s new security checkpoint

 MSP is looking to streamline TSA checks and traveling in general by installing a new check point that is more efficient and spacious.

MSP is looking to streamline TSA checks and traveling in general by installing a new check point that is more efficient and spacious // Photo by Jeff Wheeler for Star Tribune

A big, 10-lane security checkpoint is slated to open in mid-February at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport’s Terminal 1, reports The Star Tribune.

The new, $17 million checkpoint will be on the north side of the terminal’s ticketing area. The overhaul involves closing three smaller checkpoints and consolidating them into two bigger ones on the busy northern and southern ends of the terminal.

The new north checkpoint, where the Hot Dish and Houlihan’s restaurants once stood, will feature skylights, an expanse of windows, and sand-toned terrazzo flooring. The overall area spans about a half a football field in both length and girth, with 10 security lanes available for peak travel times.

The new system will go into effect February 16 and be fully operational by February 19.

[H/T Star Tribune]


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