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Airport Terminal Project

Scottsdale Airport is working on a yearlong project to redevelop the former terminal building and adjacent office building. The project will transform this prime area with a new Aviation Business Center and two executive-size hangars that better utilizes this airport property.

The project has been broken into two phases. Phase 1, which started Aug. 1 2017 will demolish the existing terminal and adjacent office buildings and site to begin the construction of the executive hangars. Phase 2 will build the new Aviation Business Center featuring a veteran’s memorial. Phase 2 is underway.

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This project will be concentrated primarily in a square area that stretches in front of the former Scottsdale Airport terminal building and parking lots. Scottsdale is committed to minimizing customer impacts and supporting local business operations and will keep access open to local businesses available throughout the project for businesses, like Ross Aviation, American Flyers, Greenway Hangars, Best Western Airpark and Air Commerce Center.

Road Work:

Butherus Drive near Airport Drive reduced to one lane in each direction; switched to south side

October - December
This project includes the following roadway improvements:

  • adding a left-turn lane at Butherus Dr. into the Aviation Business Center parking lot, and
  • providing for two-way traffic along Airport Dr. and around the parking lot.

Work has now switched over into its second phase. Traffic is currently diverted to the south side of Butherus Drive with one lane provided in each direction. This allows for the demolition of existing curbs, installation of new curbs and new trench drain.  The anticipated completion date is Monday, Dec. 18.

Please obey posted speed limits and be cautious of construction vehicles.

View Phase 2 traffic plan

Project Update

At around 100,000 pounds each, the "tilt walls" for the executive hangars are all in place! And seemingly out of nowhere, the two hangars have taken shape.  On trucks and delivered Tuesday morning, the large trusses were delivered to the site today. The installation of the trusses, slated for Monday, will be the next big and visible milestone on this project.  Work also continues on underground piping for both the south hangar and the Aviation Business Center.

hangars dec

 (Photo taken Dec. 5 of executive hangars)

Watch this short video and see the tilt walls go up! 

A couple of weeks ago, the demolition of the buildings was completed. A time lapse camera captured the progress.  Watch videolinks to external site.

What to expect during construction

Business access: Crews will prioritize maintaining access to businesses, but it will be necessary to temporarily divert traffic to alternative entrances/exits as construction crews haul debris in and out of construction crew and begin construction. Trucks, buses and fuel trucks may experience a bit of delay while onsite traffic controllers work to move barricades to give them more room to maneuver through area.

Work hours: Regular construction times will be 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Lane closures will remain in place during nonworking hours.

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Contact Information

General Information

Scottsdale Airport
P: 480-312-8482 

Onsite Supervisor

Ray Rice
P: 480-340-0500


  • June 30 - Airport Administration relocated to Airport Operations Center; U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office moved; new parking area for aircraft. .
  • July 5 - Airport Terminal Building and adjacent parking lots closed. 
  • Summer 2017 – Demolition of current buildings.
  • Spring 2018 – Completion of the new Executive Hangars.
  • Summer 2018 - Completion of Aviation Business Center.