Road closures at IAH cause back-ups; expect more closures through Thursday morning

August 10, 2013 2:38:50 PM PDT
Road closures at Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport had drivers frustrated Saturday, and officials say the construction and closures are expected to continue over the next few days.

It's all part of IAH and United Airlines' efforts to improve Terminal B. Related construction projects continue to progress, including the demolishing of the remaining passenger bridges.

Several closures are taking place around Terminals A and B this week. Customers, employees and friends and family picking up passengers are encouraged to arrive early as these road closures will cause extra traffic surrounding the airport Terminals A and B.

Road closure times are as follows:

  • 12pm Saturday to 6am Sunday
  • 10pm Sunday to 5am Monday
  • 10pm Monday to 5am Tuesday
  • 10pm Tuesday to 5am Wednesday
  • 10pm Wednesday to 5am Thursday

The Houston Police Department will be on-hand for all closures to help facilitate traffic flow, and signs will be up to help drivers navigate the re-routing of traffic.

For people needing to access Terminal A: all bus traffic -- including the rental car buses -- will be routed to the west curb; private vehicles picking up passengers will be routed to the north curb zone but traveling opposite direction; private vehicles dropping off passengers will be routed opposite direction through the Terminal A U-ramp; and taxis will use the south curb as they normally do.

For people needing to access Terminal B: the Terminal B U-ramp will be closed to normal traffic during each of these closures but employees will be allowed to use that ramp to access rooftop parking; and all arrival/departure traffic for Terminal B will be routed to the north curb zone with the exception of taxi and limousine traffic which will use the western portion of the south curb.

IAH is updating their exterior signage on JFK Blvd and Will Clayton Parkway, which means there will be some lane closures and traffic diversions until December 2013.

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