Gold Lot open, offers least expensive rate for parking...

BWI DIGEST

May 21, 2001

Gold Lot open, offers least expensive rate for parking

The Gold Lot at Baltimore-Washington International Airport has been upgraded and opened for daily use at the least expensive rate in the surrounding area.

The Gold Lot is on Route 176 (Dorsey Road) with 3,400 spaces offered at an hourly rate of $1 with a maximum charge of $4 per day. The seventh day is free.

BWI has improved the asphalt and gravel surfaces, and additional lighting is being installed. The Gold Lot has spaces for the handicapped, 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 I-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.

To reach the Gold Lot from I-97, take the Route 176 (BWI Airport) exit onto Dorsey Road and follow the signs to the Gold Lot. The lot entrance is across from Digiulian Boulevard.

New traffic light planned at I-195 near Elm Road

A traffic light is being installed near the ramp to Interstate 195 to manage traffic at the BWI entrance just west of Elm Road.

The light should be in operation by the end of the month or early next month. A haul road for construction vehicles is being built parallel to the airport entrance west of Elm Road. Travelers will continue to enter and exit at that intersection. The signal will manage traffic at that intersection as BWI's expansion program continues.

To find out about any changes for airport patrons during the five-year expansion, call 800-I-FLY- BWI, visit www.bwiairport.com or listen to 1040-AM when driving within a 5-mile radius of the airport.

Lane closures to continue along Route 170

Single-lane closures will continue for the next 30 days along Route 170 (Aviation Boulevard) near BWI as road construction and improvements progress.

Between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, one lane will be closed near the Interstate 195 ramp on Route 170 northbound or southbound, depending on location of construction. Lane closures are scheduled to avoid morning and evening rush hours and will be clearly defined by construction barrels and reflectors.

The road work is part of BWI's five-year expansion plan. These improvements are necessary, airport officials say, to install traffic signals where needed and increase road capacity, creating easy access to the airport terminal.

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