Folks traveling through the Pittsburgh International Airport may not have as long of a wait time as they expect on their next visit.

Effective Monday, July 8, travelers with TSA PreCheck will be directed to an alternate security checkpoint in order to reduce long lines and wait times. Signs in the terminal will inform travelers of the change and direct them to where they need to go.

This change comes amid a summer travel surge with more travelers than ever passing through security checkpoints at airports across the country.

The alternate checkpoint is accessed via the Landside ticketing level and will serve TSA PreCheck passengers only between 4:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. Monday through Friday. PreCheck lanes at the main checkpoint won't be open during this time.

After 7:00 a.m. Monday through Friday and any time on weekends, PreCheck passengers may use either checkpoint.

CLEAR passengers should still use the CLEAR lane at the main checkpoint, including those with TSA PreCheck.

According to a press release, on Sunday, June 23 alone, TSA screened 2.99 million passengers nationwide. That's the highest daily total in TSA history.

Pittsburgh saw nearly 20,000 passengers pass through security checkpoints on Monday, June 24, which is the highest daily total since the airport began tallying the number of passengers pass through in 2019.

And with the Fourth of July right around the corner, those numbers are expected to get even higher with TSA expecting to screen over 32 million individuals nationwide between June 27 and July 8.

That's a 5.4% increase in Fourth of July travel volumes.

"We expect this summer to be our busiest ever and summer travel usually peaks over the Independence Day holiday. We are ready, along with our airline and airport partners, to handle this boost in passenger volumes," said TSA Administrator David Pekoske.