KCI Airport Terminal C Road Work Kicks into High Gear

Highway Work Closes Ramp East of KCI

In July contractors began work on the Terminal C loop road at Kansas City International Airport. This week contractors are closing traffic lanes section by section to mill and overlay the roadway. At times there may not be direct curb access to an area, but curb space nearby will be available for customers. Signs and barricades will be in place to aid in vehicle and pedestrian safety.

Also beginning today is Missouri Department of Transportation bridge expansion joint replacement east of KCI. Closed for the work is the I-435 Northbound ramp to Westbound Route D/Cookingham Drive into the airport. Route D/KCI detour signs direct drivers to Mexico City Avenue.

The Terminal C work will pave the way for the Kansas City Aviation Department?s target of closing Terminal A by year end to accommodate impending airline mergers and to save money on operation and maintenance of the building. The work will be finished in advance of US Airways and United Airlines moving into Terminal C so the roadway will be prepared for the increased traffic.

The work needs to occur to improve and stabilize the roadway. The project involves milling, some full-depth repairs, paving striping, and curb repairs. This work will require the closure of some traffic lanes and access to some areas of the terminal curb and commercial medians. The overall project should take 105 days to complete, weather permitting.

At times traffic may be congested. KCI Airport users are urged to allow extra time and patience when using the airport during this time. Signs, KCI Airport Police and other personnel will be on hand to aid and direct customers.

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