TRI Long Term Parking Rehab Work Begins

Blountville, TN. – Rehabilitation work on the Tri-Cities Airport long term parking lot will begin June 18. Project preparation is already underway as the lower entrance and a portion of the lot are closed. Airport officials expect the project to be complete by fall.

The rehabilitation project will take place in approximately four phases allowing for most of the parking lot to remain open as work occurs in closed areas. Barricades will be used capture sections of the parking lot as work progresses.

Directional signage will be placed accordingly to help drivers navigate the changes in the long term parking lot during the course of this project. Passengers are encouraged to allow additional time to navigate the parking lot as rehabilitation work progresses through the summer months. Passengers and customers are encourage to use the Long Term Express (credit card only) parking lot as it will remain completely open during the project.

“The barricades will give people ample time to move their cars and prevent others from parking within the work areas,” said Patrick Wilson, TCAA executive director. “We realize this project may inconvenience some of our customers and ask for patience as we work to complete the project and extend the life of the long term parking lot.”

Tri-Cities Airport Authority staff recommends passengers follow TRI’s social media outlets for long term parking lot rehabilitation updates.


Tri-Cities Airport (TRI) is a full-service commercial airport serving Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, Western North Carolina, and Eastern Kentucky. TRI offers non-stop flights to four hubs (Atlanta, Charlotte, Orland/Sanford, and St. Pete/Clearwater/Tampa) on Allegiant, American, and Delta. For more information about Tri-Cities Airport, visit