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October 25, 2013

Expect delays beginning at 7 a.m. Monday on two roads at Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Temporary closure is because of construction of airport’s new entrance road.

Motorists can expect delays near Charlotte Douglas International Airport on Rental Car and Airport Loop roads from 7 a.m. Monday through Nov. 4.

Parts of the roads will be temporarily closed because of ongoing construction of the airport’s new entrance road.

Drivers won’t be able to access Airport Loop Road from Rental Car Road. Signs, barricades and barrels will be in place, but motorists should avoid that area, airport officials said. To help ease congestion, the Daily North parking lot will be closed.

The temporary closure is in addition to continuing construction on Little Rock and Old Dowd roads that began last month.

Airport officials ask that motorists heading to the airport :

• Plan accordingly and use Harlee Avenue or Josh Birmingham Parkway to directly access the terminal.
• Use Cell Phone Lot 2, which is beside the Budget Rent-A-Car Return Center and provides easy access to the terminal.
• Use Marshall Drive and Old Dowd Road when accessing rental car facilities.
• For recommended routes to access the airport, visit http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/Airport/MapsandDirections/Pages/default.aspx#Direction.

The airport’s new entrance road is intended to improve connections from Wilkinson Boulevard and Josh Birmingham Parkway to the terminal. It is scheduled to open in fall 2014.

An inbound lane on Josh Birmingham Parkway to the terminal, however, could open in December, creating a more direct path to Charlotte Douglas, officials said.

To see what the new airport entrance road will look like, visit: http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/Airport/News/PublishingImages/MapNewEntranceRdProject.jpg .

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