News release from the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority:
Fort Wayne International Airport Begins Phase 3 of Terminal Road Construction Project
(August 23, 2018) – Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) will transition its ongoing terminal road construction project into its third phase beginning Monday, August 27, 2018. Phase 3 will transition all airport traffic onto the new entrance road, with the current entrance being blocked off to traffic.
Phase 3 of the terminal road project will consist of a number of changes including; the construction of a new Economy parking lot exit through the Long Term lot, the construction of a temporary access point from the new terminal drive to Long Term parking, a new sidewalk connecting the Economy and Long Term lots, and the removal of both the old 2nd Street and old Ross Drive. During Phase 3 and a portion of Phase 4, the handicapped parking spaces in the Economy Lot will be unavailable due to this construction. There is handicapped parking available in Short Term and Long Term lots.
The Cell Phone Lot located on the right-hand side of the new terminal drive will reopen on August 27 as well. A portion of Ross Drive will be restricted to one lane during this phase due to construction. Phase 3 is scheduled to last 15 calendar days.
There are three more phases as part of the terminal road project that will begin following the completion of Phase 3. Phase 4 will last 20 contract days and will see a new entrance for Short Term parking and the construction of the remaining lanes of the new Ross Drive. Phase 5 will follow for 10 contract days, with the curb and gutter placement for Long and Short Term parking entrances. Phase 6, the final phase of the project, will consist of final surfacing and the placement of markings and final restoration of the construction site.
“The construction of the new terminal entrance road is meant to streamline the flow of traffic for passengers and guests coming to the FWA terminal building,” said Scott Hinderman, Executive Director of Airports. “The construction of the new road also leaves the option for future expansions of the parking lots and the passenger terminal building.”
The terminal road project is currently scheduled to be completed by the end of September. Crosby Excavating is the general contractor for all portions of the project, with engineering work done by Passero Associates.
About Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority
The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority (FWACAA) was created in 1985 and is responsible for managing the Fort Wayne International Airport and Smith Field Airport. The airport authority is governed by a six-member board appointed by the Mayor of Fort Wayne and the Allen County Commissioners. Serving northeast Indiana and the surrounding region, FWA offers nonstop service to 12 cities on four airlines. In 2017, FWA served 736,564 passengers -the eighth year of consecutive growth. As a result of FWACAA’s commitment to customer service, Fort Wayne International Airport was recognized by USA Today as one of the friendliest airports in the nation. For more information about the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority, visit www.FWAirport.com.