Travelers and other Oakland International Airport (OAK) users are advised of lane closures scheduled this week adjacent to OAK's Terminals 1 and 2. The closed sections of roadway will be clearly marked and traffic enforcement will be maintained at all times - minimal delays expected.
Contractors will be removing sections of the overhead canopy at the Terminal 1 1st curbside, from 11:30 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., on Tuesday, January 16 through Saturday, January 20, 2007. This activity requires that the traffic lane located closest to the Terminal 1 1st curbside be temporarily converted into a pedestrian walkway to allow airport users to bypass the construction area. During the construction period, one traffic lane will be available for passenger drop-off/pick-up and another for through-traffic adjacent to the Terminal 1 1st curbside. Only the outer portion of canopy will be removed for this construction activity and it will be replaced with new canopy material.
Also, contractors will be relocating sections of water line at the Terminals 1 and 2 1st curbside, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 a.m., on Tuesday, January 16 through Saturday, January 20, 2007. Approximately 150 feet of 1st curbside drop-off lane will be closed at a time during the construction period.
The construction activity is related to installation of a new water drainage system (downspouts) for the Terminal 1 overhead canopy structure and is part of 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 the recently opened seven-gate concourse and waiting areas and baggage claim facility; expanded ticketing and security 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 40 nonstop destinations. 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.
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