whatusaid wrote:FATFlyer wrote:flyfresno wrote:
Thanks for the update. I feel like the design of this garage has changed so many times! I'm also surprised there isn't even a covered walkway to it, although maybe that's just not in the renderings. Even better would be an elevated walkway a la SMF terminal A.
Either an elevated or underground walkway between the terminal and garage would have been a nice addition. Either would help separate traffic and pedestrians. Maybe as part of the Phase 2 garage in the future.
Demolition next week? Did that lone Fiat that has been sitting for weeks now get moved? LOL. While the cost per space is high, parking has been an issue for the last year around holidays. All things considered, now is the time to start construction when the traffic is rebounding. If we were not in the midst of COVID, this project would have been a major disruption. That the airport projects back to 2018 levels by next year doesn't appear to be overly optimistic. Might be that we see different traffic patterns with less feed to LAX and SFO and more heading East, but it's counts and not flights that will fill the new gargage.
It's a shame they couldn't figure out a way to begin construction on the terminal in May. There was almost no int'l traffic for a bit, and while much of it is now back, surely the light overall schedule would allow them to expedite the construction timeline. SLC is planning on finishing their terminal years early, and projects at JFK, LGA, LAX, and other airports are also going to to be way ahead of schedule and way under budget due to the lighter schedules.