New Security Checkpoints Cut Wait Time at MSP Terminal 2

Updated: 10/10/2012 12:08 PM KSTP.com By: Kate Renner

The Humphrey Terminal at the Minneapolis St. Paul Airport is expanding, and Wednesday terminal two opened up a brand new wing.

A new security check point is expected to better handle the crowds, cut the wait time in half, plus it's better equipped to handle all the post-9/11 security measures.

With 3 million passengers traveling through terminal two, the new wing should relieve some congestion.

"Hopefully a more comfortable and easy experience for people, and not standing on top of people,"  says Dennis Probst, Executive Vice President Metropolitan Airport Commission.

Once the old security check point is redone early next year, the airport hopes to cuts the wait down by doubling the security lanes.

Leading up to the security checkpoints is a brand new 1,800 square foot floor mural designed by Midwestern artist, Scott Parsons.

"It really sets up a colorful explosion of welcome to the airport," says Parsons.

Another part of the expansion will be a concession area with more restaurants that will open by early 2013.