Latest From Love Field Upgrade: Road Construction and Pedestrian Walkway Closing

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Whilst cleaning out the in-box I came across this sent-yesterday heads-up from the city involving two new inconveniences for those heading to Love Field, which is presently getting with the Modernization Program. Long story short: Expect lane closures on Cedar Springs, and don't try to use that West Pedestrian Bridge over Cedar Springs beginning Monday.

Long story long?

Airport lane closures began the week of February 7 in preparation for roadway construction, which is slated to start in early March. Traffic is currently being re-routed in response to the necessary lane closures. As part of Love Field's public awareness initiative, signage will continue to be displayed throughout Love Field to help direct vehicle and pedestrian traffic during the process. Airport roadway construction will continue through late 2011. In order to minimize the impact on travelers, roadway work will be conducted at night.

In addition to the lane closures, the West Pedestrian Bridge above Cedar Springs, which provides an upper-level connection between Parking Garage A and Terminal 2 (Southwest Airlines), will permanently close on Monday, February 21, 2011. The bridge is scheduled for demolition soon after its February 21 closing to allow for the expansion of Cedar Springs Road in front of the airport's terminals, which will include additional and widened lanes.

Once the West Pedestrian Bridge is gone, Love Field travelers who use Parking Garages A and B can access Terminal 2 (Southwest Airlines) by using the East Pedestrian Bridge or the ground crosswalk on Cedar Springs Road. Customers may still access the upstairs screening lane (West Checkpoint) from inside Terminal 2, near Baggage Claim. Travelers heading to Terminal 1 (Delta and Continental/United Airlines) will not be impacted by the West Pedestrian Bridge closure.

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