TAMPA, Fla. — Travelers at the Tampa International Airport can expect some nightly closures due to the airport's revamping project. 

  • TIA expanding curbside pickup, drop off
  • Construction going on at night
  • Nightly closures expected through February

The project, which will last most of February, is part of TIA's plan to serve 34 million passengers. 

"We are doing demolition work so we can provide curbside expansion. This is phase 2 of our 3 phase master plan so we can eventually serve 34 million passengers," Ashley Iaccarino with TIA said. 

The new express curbs are aimed to speed up the drop off and pickups at the airport. 

While construction continues, the red side departure and arrival curbs will be shutdown between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m., Monday through Friday. 

The airport wants all red side traffic, that's mainly Southwest, Spirit, and International passengers, to use the short term parking garage for drop offs and pickups instead of curbside.

The airport has posted signs to help and to make sure there aren't any big traffic jams on the blue side departure and arrivals. 

The blue side remains open, but will eventually get an overhaul as construction continues. 

The airport hopes to get the work done before Spring Break travel season starts and things get very busy at TIA.