(Omaha, NE) -- Construction began on Wednesday on the newest improvement project at Omaha's Eppley Airfield.
The Omaha Airport Authority says construction will include modernization of the Terminal Entrance Roadway and South Garage. “This program will improve customer service by providing enhancements to capacity, efficiency, safety and security,” said Omaha Airport Authority Chief Executive Officer Dave Roth. “These projects were identified in our Terminal Modernization Program planning process and both provide enhancements for the traveling public while positioning Eppley Airfield for long-term growth.”
Modernization of the Airport’s access roadways and parking will include:
Terminal Entrance Roadway Expansion
- New entrance with stoplights and improved signage
- Additional traffic lanes
- Landscaping and new lighting
South Garage Restoration
- Express ramp will provide exclusive access to the new Premier Parking on Level 3 which provides climate-controlled Terminal access
- Energy efficient lighting
- Wider stalls
- New signage to improve circulation, convenience, and efficiency
Work on these projects is expected to be completed by late 2022. Access to the Terminal and South Garage will still be open during all phases of construction. The Airport Authority says fliers may encounter occasional minor detours on the roadway or closures of certain portions of the South Garage but, no significant delays are anticipated.
OAA says $12 million in grants from the Federal Aviation Administration will contribute to the Terminal Entrance Roadway’s $20.3 million project cost. The remaining cost for the roadway and the $8.3 million project cost for the South Garage Restoration will be covered by Omaha Airport Authority revenues. The program’s total cost is $28.6 million.