Construction to relocate YEG passenger pick-up, drop-off areas

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Travellers are being asked to arrive at YEG, or Edmonton International Airport, another 15 minutes earlier to navigate a months-long construction project.

The airport announced Friday that beginning next Tuesday, construction expected to continue into 2024 will close the elevated roadway outside the terminal and force the relocation of the passenger pick-up and drop-off areas.

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The lower-level arrivals roadway will be closed to personal vehicles and open only to commercial vehicles and passengers requiring accessible access.

Passenger pick-up and drop-off will now take place east of the Easy Parkade. A new park and wait area will be available.

The change means passengers will have a five- to 10-minute walk to reach the terminal. Between November and April, however, YEG plans to install heated shelters and operate a free, round-the-clock shuttle.

YEG announced Friday that construction that will close the elevated roadway outside the terminal and force the re-location of the passenger pick-up and drop-off areas will begin Sept. 26 and continue into 2024. Supplied photo jpeg

“The departures roadway is an important piece of airport infrastructure, and this work is necessary to ensure we continue to provide first-class facilities and services for our passengers, guests and the entire region,” Myron Keehn, YEG president and CEO, said in a news release. “We understand the impacts this will have on passengers and have established a variety of supports, including additional signage and team members to help passengers visiting YEG over the course of construction.”

Passengers are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes earlier than usual and follow directional signage to navigate the changes.

Edmonton-based PCL Construction will be completing the work, and the engineering will be managed by WSP.

According to the release, YEG is partnering with JetSet Parking to offer 20 per cent off parking with promo code “JETPAST20.” Book by Oct. 31, for travel by Jan. 12.

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