Airport implements detour to short-term parking

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 6:32pm
Staff reports

Construction has caused numerous detours and delays in the terminal and parking areas at Nashville International Airport, but officials are emphatic that months of construction will improve accessibility and usability.

The most recent phase of renovation — the construction of the 900,000-square-foot consolidated rental car facility — has been no different.

A large portion of long-term lot A has been closed since construction began in February.

Officials announced Tuesday a new detour to the short-term garage that will be in place through Nov. 5.

Traffic heading toward the entrance of the short-term garage will be rerouted through another section of long-term parking daily between 9 p.m. and 4 a.m.

Access to the ground transportation and rental car area — which had been closed for delivery and installation of materials — has reopened.

“[CONRAC] will help us continue to provide passengers with the Nashville Airports Experience — the best possible experience at the airport, and is going to be a great addition to BNA,” Raul Regalado, MNAA president and CEO, said when construction began. “It will make the rental car process more efficient and environmentally friendly.”

A map of the affected areas is available at http://www.flynashville.com/renovation/pdfs/conrac10-18-2010.jpg