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Ribbon-cutting today for new terminal road

January 10, 2019

Fort Wayne International Airport has completed construction on its new terminal entrance road and will celebrate with a ribbon-cutting at 1:30 p.m. today.

The road provides a new entrance leading to the main terminal building and new entrances for all parking lots, airport officials said in a news release Wednesday.

Construction began April 11 with multiple phases. 

The new road features LED lighting, new signage, and an improved cellphone lot for those waiting for arriving passengers.

The new design has all paid parking on the left side of the road and message boards at the lot entrances to notify passengers when the lots are at capacity, the news release said.

With eight years of consecutive passenger growth and plans for future terminal improvements and expansion, airport officials believe the new road will create better traffic flow for arriving passengers and guests waiting to pick up travelers.

“The new terminal road is another testament to the growth that our airport has been experiencing over the last several years,” Fort Wayne International Airport Exectuive Director Scott Hinderman said in a statement. “Not only does the new terminal entrance road create a more streamlined way for airport passengers and visitors to arrive at the terminal building, it also supports future growth for the airport.”

The cost of construction and related changes was not immediately available Wednesday.

Crosby Excavating was the general contractor for all portions of the project, with engineering work done by Passero Associates.

The ribbon-cutting will be at the cellphone lot. 

lisagreen@jg.net

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