|More area for passenger drop-off and pick-up in front of terminals, added traffic through lanes, covered pedestrian walkways and parking improvements are what Oakland International Airport customers can look forward to in 2008.
Terminal Roadway and Curbside Improvement Project
OAK broke ground on the Terminal Roadway and Curbside Improvement project in October 2005. Project completion is expected in 2008.
Design of the Terminal Roadway and Curbside Improvement project was handled by local firm, Carter Burgess Architects, Inc. and Turner Construction.
The improvements will ease traffic and pedestrian congestion in front of the terminals and includes:
- Realignment of Airport Drive (inbound, outbound and return to terminal roadways);
- Improvements to adjacent roads, including John Glenn Drive, Edward White Way, and Neil Armstrong Way to support commercial and cargo truck operations;
- Reconfiguration of surface parking in the Daily A lot;
- Reconfiguration of curbsides and roadway in front of the terminals such as:
- extending and widening the sidewalk at the terminals;
- widening the roadways between the curbsides;
- realigning the second and third curbsides to eliminate stairs;
- constructing new canopies on the curbsides and extending the passenger walkway canopy from the terminals to the fourth curbside; and
- adding fourth curbside for hotel, door-to-door, and off-airport parking shuttles.
The airport’s rental car facilities were rebuilt at a new on-airport site to make way for these improvements.