The Fort Wayne International Airport says it has completed construction on its parking lot rehabilitation project. The $500,000 project was initially scheduled to take place over the summer, but due to COVID-19 and its impact on passenger traffic, it was able to expedite construction.
The project broke ground last month and included milling and replacing existing asphalt and additional improvements to the existing lots.
The project increased the capacity of the airport’s long- and short-term parking lots, and FWA says specifications were based on increased passenger traffic prior to COVID-19. The airport also add van-accessible handicap parking spaces and modified the short-term lot to improve traffic flow.
“While the COVID-19 Pandemic has brought a number of challenges to the airport, we have taken this time to see the positive and use it as an opportunity to expedite our Parking Lot Rehabilitation Project. By completing this project now, passengers will not experience any disruptions when they return to travel,” said Scott Hinderman, Executive Director of Airports. “With this project, we have been able to create a better parking experience for our passengers and look forward to seeing the lots full when our community is ready to travel again.”
FWA says it is also installing five electric vehicle charging stations as well as solar panels as a part of its sustainability efforts.
The project is a part of Project Gateway, FWA’s airport expansion and improvement project which also includes the East and West Terminal Apron Improvement Project, and the FWA Terminal Building Expansion.