Work associated with the North End Around Taxiway project will result in the closures of Airport Overlook Drive, portions of Old Dowd Road and the existing exit from Long Term 1 beginning in early October.
- On Oct. 3, Airport Overlook Drive and the existing Long Term 1 exit closed permanently. Passengers exiting Long Term Lot 1 now exit onto Beacon Drive and continue north to a signalized intersection at Wilkinson Boulevard.
- Starting Oct. 8, the portion of Old Dowd Road between Marshall Drive and the roundabout on Rental Car Road, closes permanently. Old Dowd Road from Marshall Drive to Wallace Neel Road also will close for two months.
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Motorists seeking to access the Airport from West Boulevard must turn left onto Wallace Neel Road and continue to Wilkinson Boulevard.
The Airport Overlook temporarily closed Oct. 3 and will be relocated due to the construction project.
Originally, the North End Around Taxiway construction project kept the existing Overlook in its current location until a new permanent one opens in a few years. The project now requires the closure of Airport Overlook Drive, eliminating access to the Overlook.
The new temporary Overlook location is almost complete and will be near the current site almost at the corner of Old Dowd Road and Airport Overlook Drive. It will open on Oct. 17. Drivers looking to visit the temporary Overlook must use Wilkinson Boulevard to Marshall Drive. Signage will be in place to direct motorists during the duration of the project.
A new permanent Airport Overlook is currently in design. It will remain on Airport property, very close to Old Dowd Road, and feature spectacular airfield, skyline and terminal views, modern amenities, paved parking and an expanded Food Truck staging area.