Progress on the airport terminal modernization project continues at the Dayton International Airport (DAY) as the north ticketing end entrance of the front terminal reopens.
A full glass and steel exterior with a glass canopy brings in calming natural light, and the area includes seating that makes the terminal more inviting and accessible. Functional illuminated bollards are lined along the entirely new, curved front curb ensuring Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance for smooth accessibility and safety. New LED lighting is currently being placed in this area. Other facilities being unveiled include the new men’s, women’s and family restrooms at the widened TSA exit lane and the new USO space for military personnel and families.
Terminal construction both inside and outside continues with the closure of the center terminal entrance doors. New terrazzo flooring and ceiling work are being done in small sections during the evening hours to maintain regular operations. The baggage claim door south entrance remains open with the valet and taxi areas staged just outside. Sidewalks and a walkway inside the garage enable passengers to safely and quickly walk to and from the terminal and the parking lots. The new rental car counter facility is expected to open in October. Signage and airport concierge personnel will continue to ensure that the construction efforts will not disrupt the normal activities of passengers who will travel.
“Providing the same excellent level of customer service and safety to our passengers during construction is our prime focus,” said Terry Slaybaugh, director of the Dayton International Airport. “We are excited to be able to showcase this project to the public in stages. Unveiling the new area next to the current gives a dramatic perspective of the progress we’ve made for this entire project.”
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