Howard Business

BWI Digest

April 09, 2001

Gold Lot opens for daily parking, offers lowest rates

Baltimore-Washington International Airport has opened its Gold Lot for daily parking - providing patrons an additional 3,400 spaces at the least expensive rate on airport property.

The lot charges a $1 hourly rate with a maximum charge of $4 a day, and the seventh day is offered free. BWI has installed additional lighting and improved the asphalt and gravel surfaces.

The Gold Lot has spaces for the handicapped near the shuttle stops, public telephones, emergency services, bus shelters and free shuttle service to the airport terminal every 15 minutes.

To reach the Gold Lot from Interstate 95 or Route 295, travelers should take Interstate 195 to Exit 1A (Route 170 north) toward Linthicum and turn right on Route 176 south (Dorsey Road), follow the signs, and the entrance will be on the right. From Interstate 97, take the Route 176 exit (BWI Airport) onto Dorsey Road and follow the signs to the Gold Lot. The lot entrance is across from Digiulian Boulevard.

Traffic pattern to terminal to shift for construction

The traffic pattern leading to the BWI terminal will shift slightly to allow for construction between 10 p.m. today and 6 a.m. tomorrow.

Outlined by lighted construction barrels, the traffic pattern will shift by 5 feet, and all lanes will remain open to allow access to the upper and lower levels of the terminal. The project will increase capacity on the upper and lower roadways in front of the terminal.

This work is part of the Concourse A curbside extension project that will add roadway capacity to the lower-level departure area and an additional two lanes for commercial vehicles on the upper- level arrivals entrance. In addition, the curb and walkway area in front of Concourse A will be extended by 700 feet for arriving passengers.

Brochure provides look at airport's future

As part of a comprehensive public awareness campaign for the BWI expansion program, the Maryland Aviation Administration has produced a brochure, "BWI Vision: A Blueprint for the Future."

The brochure includes artist renderings of technological and facility improvements, additions and changes to the airport terminal, roadways and parking facilities. It gives a time line for construction, a map of the airport property to show where changes will occur and details of each improvement.

The BW "I-guy" logo is displayed and will be used to indicate where construction is taking place. To receive copies of the brochure: 410-859-7157, and leave a request and an address where brochures can be mailed, or e-mail your request to jwhite@bwiairport.com.

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