-- Travelers and other Oakland International Airport (OAK) users are advised of lane closures near airport roadways next week, weather permitting
. The closed sections of roadway will be clearly marked and traffic enforcement will be maintained at all times.
Nightly from 11:30 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., Monday, July 10 through Friday, July 14, up to 50 feet of the passenger drop-off/pick-up lane and the two through lanes closest to the Terminal 1 curbside will be closed. Traffic will merge into the single, remaining lane adjacent to the 2nd (middle) curbside. Contractors will be continuing work on the new canopy structure at the Terminal 1 curbside.
Additionally next week from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, July 10 through Friday, July 14, vehicles traveling on Ron Cowan Parkway to and from the airport may experience minimal delays due to roadway construction where the parkway intersects with John Glenn Drive. This work will require one lane to be closed at a time in order for electrical conduit to be installed for a new stop light.
These construction projects support OAK's $300 million Terminal Improvement Program.
Begun in 2004, the Terminal Improvement Program is designed to add even more convenience, security and service to the travel experience. In Terminal 2, the program encompasses a new seven-gate concourse and waiting areas; expanded ticketing, security and baggage claim facilities; and a modern, centralized food, beverage and retail shopping area. Additional improvements to the terminal roadway and curbsides will improve access and ease traffic congestion in front of both terminals. Program completion is expected in 2008.
OAK has over 200 flights a day on 12 domestic and international carriers to 39 nonstop destinations, such as Atlanta, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, the Hawaiian Islands including Hilo, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Mexico and seasonal service to the Azores (Portugal), Sun Valley, Idaho and Vancouver, British Columbia. The airport is a revenue division of the Port of Oakland, an independent department of the city of Oakland. Visit oaklandairport.com for more information.