Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 11:36 PM - For Immediate Release
Sacramento International Road Closure Returns
SACRAMENTO, CA. — Sacramento International Airport will close the Terminal B split from Airport Boulevard effective Monday, May 3, 2010 through the end of terminal construction, currently scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2011. During the closure, vehicle traffic to terminal B will follow the same route as for Terminal A to support Big Build construction phasing.
“We performed a ‘pilot’ closure of inbound Airport Boulevard for one week in March to determine if we could successfully close the roadway to realize construction phasing benefits with minimal impact to our customers. The pilot was successful. ” said G. Hardy Acree, Sacramento County Airport System Director of Airports. “The closure will require our customers to learn a new route, but our goal is to minimize inconvenience while maintaining or accelerating the construction schedule.”
During the closure, passengers should arrive approximately 15 minutes earlier than they normally do to ensure a stress- free experience and timely arrival for flights. To prevent traffic congestion, drivers are encouraged to refrain from circling the airport when picking up passengers. Parking in the hourly lots or using the free Cell Phone Lot located near the airport entrance is preferred. Drivers staged in the Cell Phone Lot should wait until their passengers collect all baggage before exiting the lot to ensure that they will not need to circle the airport. Parking or waiting at terminal curbs is prohibited.
Construction phasing also requires the continued closure of the Terminal B Daily Parking Lot. Drivers with flights departing from Terminal B have the following parking options:
- Economy Parking at the posted rate of $9 per day. Parking shuttle service is available to transport passengers to Terminal B.
- Terminal A Parking Garage, Daily Levels are open at the posted rate of $2 per ½ hour or $15 per day. Inter-terminal Shuttle service is available to transport passengers to Terminal B.
- Terminal A Surface Lot, located adjacent to the garage, is open at the posted rate of $2 per ½ hour or $13 per day. Parking shuttle service is available to transport passengers to Terminal B.
- Terminal B Hourly Parking will remain open with a new entrance point.
Drivers travel can access Terminal B Hourly Parking just beyond Terminal B. The posted rate of $2 per ½ hour or $27 per day will apply. During construction drivers and pedestrians are urged to stay alert. Drivers should watch for pedestrians and drive at posted speeds for safety. Pedestrians should exercise caution when entering a crosswalk.
Sacramento County Airport System, a department of Sacramento County, is responsible for planning, developing, operating and maintaining four of the County’s airports: Sacramento International Airport, Executive Airport, Mather Airport and Franklin Field. The Airport System provides more than $4 billion in annual economic impact to the Sacramento region. For more information, visit sacramento.aero.