Terminal B Upper Level Departure Roadway Closed Aug. 3-24: Last Major Roadway Closure of $55 Million Rehabilitation of Garage and Roadway System

August 2, 2011

The upper level departure roadway at Boston Logan International Airport’s Terminal B will be closed Wednesday August 3 at 2 a.m. until Tuesday August 24 so workers can mill and pave the upper level departure roadway and allow time for the new concrete surface to properly cure. Last summer, Massport installed 240 new support beams to maintain the roadway system in good condition and milled and repaved the lower roadway. This marks the last major roadway closure of Massport’s $55 million rehabilitation of the 37-year-old Terminal B garage and roadway system, one of several projects to build a better Logan.

“This project is necessary for keeping Logan in great shape,’’ said Ed Freni, Director of Aviation for Massport, which owns and operates Boston Logan International Airport. “We will have extra personnel in place to assist passengers as they navigate the terminal during the construction period and we apologize for any inconvenience.” Access to and from the garage will not be affected during the road closure.

Throughout construction American Airlines curbside check-in will be relocated to the lower level curb and U.S. Airways will temporarily cease curbside check-in.  Both airlines will have additional sky caps on duty to assist passengers with luggage.

During the August 3 — August 24 closure, drivers meeting or dropping off passengers will be directed to enter the Terminal B garage, via a dedicated entry lane, where they will be directed to passenger pick up and drop off areas. There will be no charge to access the designated area for passenger pick up or drop off. Drivers must wait with their vehicle at all times.

All passengers getting picked up by a private vehicle will exit the terminal at the lower level and use the active crosswalk to enter the garage where they will be directed to passenger pick up areas. Taxi stands will remain at the terminal curb for passenger pick up. Taxi and limo drop off will take place in the garage.  Limousines will pick up passengers on the lower level at the U-turn bend in the roadway.  Shared vans will be located inside the garage on the lower level.

The Parking Passport Gold area of the Terminal B Garage will be relocated from the ground level. Parking attendants will direct Parking Passport Gold customers to designated Gold parking areas.

Logan Express bus service for Terminals A and B will use the lower roadway for passenger drop off and pick up. The drop off route will begin at Terminal C and continue to Terminal E before looping around and stopping on the lower level of Terminals A and B during the roadway closure.  Silver Line service will not be affected and all other commercial bus service will continue to utilize the lower level arrival roadway for passenger pick-up and drop-off.

Massport is governed by a seven member Board appointed by the Governor of Massachusetts. Boston Logan, 15 minutes from the intersection of Route 128 and I-90 and five minutes from downtown Boston, serves as the gateway to the New England region and offers nonstop service to 70 domestic and 31 international destinations and in 2010 handled 27.4 million passengers. Boston Logan is the Air Line Pilot Association’s Airport of the Year for 2008 because of its commitment to safety. Over the past decade, the airport spent $4.5 billion on a modernization program that includes new terminals, parking facilities, roadways and airport concessions, and has been transformed into a world-class 21st Century facility.  The airport generates $7 billion in total economic impact each year.

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