Milling & Paving Begins on Airport Circle Drive

The final phases of Tri-Cities Airport’s terminal frontage project are underway as milling and paving of Airport Circle begin tonight at 6:30 PM and continues through the daytime hours of Saturday. Completion of the asphalt binder course and temporary pavement markings is anticipated to be complete late afternoon on Saturday.

Milling and paving will take place during low traffic periods for minimal impact to passengers. Traffic will be maintained through the work area with a minimum of one lane open at all times.  No milling and paving will be done immediately in front of the terminal building due to sidewalk construction. Drivers should proceed with caution as construction workers and equipment will be present during evening hours.

“We appreciate the continued patience of the public as we embark on this phase of the terminal frontage project,” said Kristi Haulsee, Director of Marketing and Air Service Development. “In order to have plenty of time to navigate the construction area, passengers need to arrive at the airport at the time recommended by the airlines.”

Work will continue on the terminal frontage project during the next few weeks to complete the sidewalks and crosswalks. New wayfinding and regulatory signs will be installed to aid motorists in navigating the airport.

Tri-Cities Airport improvements will continue through the summer with upgrades in the baggage claim area, a new passenger boarding bridge, and expansion of the general aviation ramp.