The first phase of the $150 million makeover of Charleston International Airport’s terminal will start three months earlier than announced last month.

After a ground-breaking ceremony on Oct. 18, work on the $15 million expansion of the ramp leading to the terminal and a new rental car pavilion is set to start in mid-November, according to Airports Director Sue Stevens.

The airport terminal will undergo a major overhaul over the next two or so years.

Charleston is adding six new gates, a third baggage carousel, consolidated security, a dome over the atrium, new office space and a redesign that will direct passengers through security behind the airline kiosks instead of through the lobby.

Work will done in phases to disrupt passenger service as little as possible.

Charleston County Aviation Authority is also discussing Stevens’ salary today.

Read more in Wednesday’s editions of The Post and Courier.