-- Construction Launches the First Phase of the Terminal Roadway and Curbside Project --
Oakland, Calif. - Travelers and other airport users are advised of a semi-permanent lane closure at Oakland International Airport (OAK) beginning Monday, affecting traffic exiting from the air cargo facility and Daily B lot on John Glenn Drive. The 24-foot wide one-way road will be reduced by half and the construction area will be clearly marked.
At 7 a.m. on Monday, November 14, a portion of John Glenn Drive will be closed for approximately three months, while construction begins on improvements to widen the roadway for two-way traffic. This construction is part of the multi-phase Terminal Roadway and Curbside project designed to improve terminal access and ease congestion in front of the terminals. Also in this first phase, is the construction of a fourth curbside in the main (Hourly/Daily A) parking lot, which requires the relocation of the popular Park & Call Zone, OAK's free 30-minute cell phone lot, to a site near the Economy Lot, effective Monday, November 14.
The Terminal Roadway and Curbside project is part of OAK's $350 million Terminal Improvement Program and includes a new, expanded curbside at the terminals to accommodate arriving and departing travelers; expanded and realigned roadways; construction of a new curbside for off-airport parking and hotel shuttle buses; covered pedestrian walkways from the terminals to the Hourly and Daily A parking lots; and a dedicated Return to Terminal lane. Program completion is expected in late 2007.
OAK currently has over 200 flights a day on 13 domestic and international carriers to 42 nonstop destinations, including Atlanta, Boston, Fort Lauderdale (eff. 1/19/06), the Hawaiian Islands, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Mexico beach cities, and seasonal service to the Azores (Portugal), Costa Rica and Sun Valley, Idaho. OAK served 14.1 million passengers and handled 672,000 metric tons of cargo in 2004. The airport is a revenue division of the Port of Oakland, an independent department of the city of Oakland.