MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Security checkpoints at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport are about to get a makeover.

The $18 million plan calls for the consolidation of four checkpoints into one 10-lane checkpoint aimed at improving efficiency. The new and improved checkpoint at the Lindbergh Terminal will provide more space along the conveyor belts to decrease average wait times. It will also include an expanded area for passengers who are reconfiguring their items as they exit security.

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The project was approved Monday by the Metropolitan Airports Commission. Construction is set to begin in April.

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A spokesman for the commission says the goal is to decrease security wait times to 12 minutes or less.

The improvements are expected to be complete in March 2016.

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