*** TRAFFIC ADVISORY ***
- Sections of Traffic Lanes and First Curb at Terminals 1 and 2 Closed Temporarily for Construction -
Travelers and other Oakland International Airport (OAK) users are advised of lane closures scheduled on airport roadways. The closed sections of roadway will be clearly marked, traffic enforcement will be maintained, and detour signs will redirect motorists. Moderate delays are expected.
Beginning at 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25, 2007, some traffic lanes adjacent to the first curb, between the Terminal 1 baggage claim and the Terminal 2 ticketing areas, will be closed to allow contractors to reconstruct this section of roadway and adjacent first curb, and to install canopies. The traffic lanes will remain closed for approximately eight weeks.
During the closure period, passenger drop-off and pick-up is available as follows (click here for diagram).
- Terminal 1 (all other airlines) - at the first curb in front of all airline ticket counters and at a new 500-foot section of curb located at Terminal 1. Multiple loading/unloading lanes are available to accommodate the increased volume in traffic in the drop-off/pick-up area;
- Terminal 2 (Southwest Airlines) - at the first curb in front of baggage claim and at a new 500-foot section of curb located at Terminal 2. Multiple loading/unloading lanes are available to accommodate the increased volume in traffic in the drop-off/pick-up area.
The closure will not affect pedestrian access on the first curb or between the terminals and public parking lots.
The construction activity is related to OAK's $300 million Terminal Improvement Program, which includes improvements to all airport roadways and curbsides. Begun in 2004, the Terminal Improvement Program is designed to add convenience, security and customer service to the travel experience by using "green building" technology. In Terminal 2, the program includes the recently opened seven-gate concourse, food court and shopping area, passenger screening and ticketing area, baggage claim and in-line explosives detection baggage screening system. Once completed in 2008, the program will comfortably accommodate the needs of OAK's over 14 million annual passengers.
OAK has over 200 flights a day on 13 domestic and international carriers to 41 nonstop destinations, including Atlanta, Boston, Columbus, Fort Lauderdale, the Hawaiian Islands, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Mexico and seasonal service to the Azores (Portugal) and Sun Valley, Idaho. OAK is a revenue division of the Port of Oakland, an independent department of the city of Oakland. Visit oaklandairport.com for more information.