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Construction Activity Scheduled Near OAK Roadways August 14-18

Construction Activity Scheduled Near OAK Roadways August 14-18

Press Releases
August 11th, 2006

Oakland, Calif., -- Travelers and other Oakland International Airport (OAK) users are advised of construction-related traffic near airport roadways next week, weather permitting. Traffic enforcement, including the use of flagpersons, will be in effect during the scheduled activity.

Daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, August 14 through Friday, August 18, trucks carrying 48 to 60 loads of paving material, approximately 6 to 8 trucks per hour, will deliver the material to construction sites near the passenger terminals. This activity supports the Roadway and Curbside project associated with OAK's $300 million Terminal Improvement Program.

Begun in 2004, the Terminal Improvement Program is designed to add even more convenience, security and service to the travel experience. In Terminal 2, the program encompasses a new seven-gate concourse and waiting areas; expanded ticketing and security facilities; a newly-opened baggage claim facility; and a modern, centralized food, beverage and retail shopping area. Additional improvements to the terminal roadway and curbsides will improve access and ease traffic congestion in front of both terminals. Program completion is expected in 2008.

OAK has over 200 flights a day on 12 domestic and international carriers to 41 nonstop destinations, such as Atlanta, Baltimore (eff. August 18), Boston, Fort Lauderdale, the Hawaiian Islands including Hilo, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and Mexico, and seasonal service to the Azores (Portugal), Sun Valley, Idaho and Vancouver, British Columbia. The airport is a revenue division of the Port of Oakland, an independent department of the city of Oakland. Visit oaklandairport.com for more information.