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Parking, traffic changes coming to KCI

Posted at 10:43 AM, May 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-09 12:37:50-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As construction ramps up to build the new terminal at the Kansas City International Airport, there will be some changes to how traffic flows in and out of Terminal B and C.

Starting in June 2020, a portion of the circle drive will close near Terminal A and Garage A. Instead, the remaining portion of the loop will be turned into two-way traffic with roundabouts that will be used to get traffic into the two running terminals. There will be two lanes each way with a concrete barrier between. Construction on the new roundabouts will begin in August with several phases through the Fall. Drivers should be prepared for lane closures during this time.

This new traffic change will remain in place throughout construction of the new terminal at KCI.

The new terminal and garage will span International Circle, which links the three existing terminals.

Before the traffic changes take effect, two surface level lots will close as part of the construction project. Circle lot E-1 will close on May 10 and Circle lot E-2 will close May 14. These are permanent closures. The Aviation Department has been notifying drivers with signs at the airport. Circle lots E-3 and E-4 will remain open during the construction process.

Any vehicle that remains in the two surface lots after they are closed will be relocated to a nearby lot. Drivers can get their vehicles by calling 816-243-8019, or can be transferred from the KCI Airport Information line at 816-243-5237. Drivers will be charged the Circle Lot rate for the duration of the vehicles stay.

The construction team started demolition of Terminal A garage on April 29 to clear the way for the new terminal at KCI.

The Kansas City Aviation Department broke ground on the new terminal on March 25. They hope to have the new terminal finished by 2023.