Construction to begin on BWI parking garage

MARYLAND WATCH

April 19, 1996

Parking close to the terminal at Baltimore-Washington International Airport is about to get a little tighter, with construction work set to begin on the garage expansion there.

The $37.2 million project will more than double the size of the garage to 5,700 spaces over the next 18 months. During the first phase, the airport's existing 1,300-space Express Service Parking will be closed to make room for the garage to be extended outward by 1,000 spaces by the end of this year.

Airport officials are encouraging travelers to use either satellite parking, with free shuttle service to the main terminal, or ground transportation. Close-in parking has been a continuing problem during peak hours.

During the second phase, two new levels will be built above the existing garage, adding 1,900 spaces by late 1997.

The expansion was prompted by the surge in passengers in recent years at BWI, which has created a shortage of parking spaces close to the terminal.

L For parking information, travelers can call 1-800-I-FLY-BWI.

Pub Date: 4/19/96

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