June 19, 2018
Long-Term Lane Reduction to
Impact Terminal B/C Roadway
Congestion expected as three lanes will be closed
Summary of Impacts
  • Beginning on or about Thursday, June 21, the construction area along sections of the Arrivals (lower-level) roadway will expand — closing an additional lane — for work related to Project Journey.
  • Lane closures will be in place 24/7. Traffic congestion is expected.
  • To manage congestion, the airport is offering up to 60 minutes of free parking in Terminal Garages and is deploying teams of police officers to direct traffic through the work zone during peak periods.
  • Three lanes will be closed outside the Arrivals (lower-level) of Terminal B/C (Gates 10-45) 24 hours per day for several months for construction of two New Security Checkpoints.
  • Roadway excavation and foundation drilling for new building support columns will take place behind barricades.
  • Increased congestion is expected in this area. Back-ups could extend throughout airport roadways, especially during peak travel periods, which include Thursday, Friday and Sunday afternoons and evenings.
  • The decision point for drivers to return to the airport or exit to the northbound GW Parkway will be marked with temporary construction signs.
  • Starting the week of June 25, overnight traffic patterns will change to accommodate heavy construction activity from Midnight to 9 a.m. A separate advisory will be issued with more details.
  • Guidance for drivers will be continuously broadcast on AM1640, the airport’s roadway advisory radio station.
  • The speed limit in the work zone is 15 miles per hour.

Recommended Alternatives to Avoid Congestion ( Click for more tips )
  • Use Metrorail (strongly recommended).
  • Don't drive to Terminal B/C curbs go to Terminal Garages and park free up to 60 minutes. For longer stays, normal rates will apply.
  • Use navigation apps, such as Waze, for guidance to your destination.

Project Benefits
  • Closing lanes will provide space for construction crews to drill foundations for columns that will support two New Security Checkpoint buildings above the roadway.

  • Lane closures will be in effect 24/7 for several months.
About Project Journey

When Project Journey is completed in 2021, two new 50,000-square-foot buildings with security checkpoints will replace three smaller checkpoints currently serving Terminal B/C – increasing the post-security space to include all of National Hall and its premier shops and restaurants for ticketed travelers. In addition, a new 14-gate concourse will replace Gate 35X – ending the need for travelers to ride buses to board regional jets parked outside. Concourse amenities will include jetbridges, holdrooms, concessions and an American Airlines Admirals Club lounge.
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