Reagan Airport to Get Dramatic Makeover by 2020

Changes at Reagan National could cut how long you wait in airport security lines. 

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport will get a $237 million makeover in the next several years, officials say.

The layout of the airport will be overhauled by 2020, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) said Wednesday.

The new design places the security checkpoints further from the gates, under the roadway west of the airport. A portion of the checkpoints will be underground, with skylights letting in natural light.

The changes are intended to ease traffic inside the airport, spokesman Rob Yingling said.

"Over the next four to five years, there's going to be a transformation of the passenger experience at Reagan National to decrease congestion near the gate and to improve passenger flow through the terminal," he said.

MWAA released this video preview of the design:

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