CONNECTICUT AIRPORT AUTHORITY ADVISES BRADLEY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT PASSENGERS OF BUSY THANKSGIVING TRAVEL PERIOD
November 21, 2017 – Bradley International Airport (BDL) will experience a very heavy travel period this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
Kevin A. Dillon, A.A.E., Executive Director of the Connecticut Airport Authority, advises that Bradley passengers should be aware and plan accordingly.
“We’re thankful for the many passengers who choose Bradley International Airport for their travel needs,” says Dillon. “If you are traveling through the airport during this busy travel week, please give yourself extra time and plan ahead – and we will do everything we can to help you love the journey through the airport.”
Passengers traveling domestically are advised to allow themselves at least 90 minutes for check in with their respective airlines and processing through the TSA screening. Those traveling internationally should give themselves three hours.
Additionally, passengers are encouraged to follow these tips during this peak travel period:
- Check and confirm the status of your flight with your airline prior to your departure for the airport.
- Visit flybdl.org to familiarize yourself with Bradley’s parking options and terminal facilities.
- Speed up the screening process by reviewing the TSA screening guidelines ahead of time. For more information, visit tsa.gov.
- For up-to-date information about the status of your flight on the day of travel, please visit flybdl.org. Twitter users can also sign-up to receive free, automated updates via Twitter, by tweeting their fight number @BDLFlightInfo.
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.
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.