Construction Updates


Design/ Permitting/ Construction

Roadway Reconstruction and Realignment 

The Connecticut Airport Authority is beginning the reconstruction and realignment of the main airport entrance roadway, Route 20 and Schoephoester Rd.
The work will involve the realignment of Schoephoester Road along with a portion of the airport’s lower roadway system, as well as the construction of a modern roundabout.
The project will provide a new entrance to the airport from Route 20 and open up a 19-acre site for the future development of Bradley’s ground transportation center.
The construction will not interrupt access to the airport from the Route 20 connector. However, there may be slight delays due to the shifting and reduction of lanes.
Construction signs and variable message boards will be present along the roadway to alert motorists of any changes in traffic patterns.
The project will consist of six phases of work and is scheduled to be completed by the fall of 2018. Regular updates will be provided to the public during this time period.
Stay tuned for more updates!
July 7, 2017 Update:

Starting tonight at 6pm the RT 20 west bound traffic will be diverted to the RT 20 eastbound passing lane. RT 20 eastbound and westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction through the construction zone between the Park Road and Hamilton Standard bridges.  This traffic pattern change is related to the construction of the New Roadway System that commenced this past spring.  In addition, the RT 20 westbound exit ramp to Hamilton Standard and the Hamilton Standard bridge will be closed permanently.  All required signage, roadway markings and channelizing devices will be placed.  This new traffic pattern will remain in effect until next summer.

Terminal Enhancements

New! Elevator and Information Desk Construction!

The Connecticut Airport Authority has begun construction of a new passenger elevator and a new public information booth in Bradley Airport’s Terminal A.

The dual-cab elevator will be prominently located directly across from the main security checkpoint and the bottom of the main escalators, serving both arriving and departing passengers. The new information booth will be located adjacent to the new elevators, directly across from the main escalators and staircase on the lower, arrivals level in Terminal A. The project will be constructed in two phases and temporary construction walls have been installed surrounding the work areas for each phase permitting construction to occur while minimizing impacts to the traveling public.

The first phase, commenced in January 2017 and involves work on the lower (arrivals) level only, allowing for the relocation of existing mechanical systems and is complete.

The second phase is underway and will occur on both the lower (arrivals) level and upper (departure) level. Temporary walls have been installed on the upper and lower level areas to allow for work to begin to receive the new elevators. The estimated completion date for the project is scheduled for the fall of 2017.

While much of work will be performed within the closed construction areas with heavy construction (i.e. demolition) occurring during off-hour periods or overnight hours, there may be brief periods of activity which may have an impact to passenger flow. Temporary wayfinding signs are currently in place to guide the public around the work areas.