08/09/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/09/2019 14:02
LGA TRAFFIC ADVISORY - GRAND CENTRAL PARKWAY WESTBOUND EXITS 6 & 7 TO LAGUARDIA AIRPORT SCHEDULED TO CHANGE STARTING THIS WEEKEND
Date: Aug 09, 2019
Press Release Number: 126-2019
Starting at 6 a.m. Saturday, August 10, Grand Central Parkway (GCP) westbound drivers looking to access the western side of LaGuardia, Terminal B and 94th Street will use the new GCP westbound Exit 7. Travelers seeking to access Terminals C and D will use the renamed GCP westbound Exit 6
The new Exit 7 for Terminal B will now be located before the exit for Terminals C and D for drivers heading westbound on the GCP. It also reestablishes the GCP westbound access road, which was in use before the start of the LaGuardia Redevelopment project.
This exit realignment is another step designed to mitigate traffic flow and access issues for drivers while LaGuardia continues to undergo an $8 billion transformation to a new state-of-the-art airport facility.
The Port Authority has committed $625 million for new roadway, bridge and other infrastructure projects as part of the overall redevelopment of the airport.
Governor Cuomo first unveiled the vision for a comprehensive redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport in 2015. Construction on the $8 billion project began in 2016. In December, the first new LGA concourse in Terminal B opened led by LaGuardia Gateway Partners (LGP), and Delta's first new LGA concourse is set to open this fall. The first major arrivals and departures hall will open next year, along with the vast majority of new roadways that will significantly ease congestion. When completed, the new airport will combine a world-class passenger experience with modern architecture and spacious gate areas. The redevelopment is anticipated to generate a combined $10 billion in economic activity and $2.5 billion in wages over the life of the project. When completed, the new 2.7-million-square-foot airport will be the first new airport built in the U.S. in more than 25 years.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency's network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. The Port Authority receives no tax revenue from either the State of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency raises the necessary funds for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.