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Long-term parking one of many milestones
for international terminal
By A.B. Snedeker

Hartsfield-Jackson’s long-term parking facility to support the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal will be on Aviation Boulevard near Loop Road. The five-level structure, which will have about 2,500 parking spaces, will be less than a mile from the international terminal.

“This is an ideal location for our Atlanta-based international passengers,” Airport General Manager Louis Miller said. “It’s very convenient and will provide quick access to the new international terminal when it opens in spring 2012.”

A shuttle service will link the long-term parking facility with the international terminal. The shuttle ride is expected to take three or four minutes each way.

Construction of the parking structure is scheduled to begin in March. A short-term parking structure with about 1,100 spaces is under construction just outside the international terminal’s front door.

The announcement of the long-term parking location is the latest of many milestones for the international terminal. Several accomplishments were achieved in 2010:

• The “topping out” of the building in April marked the placement of the final piece of structural steel into the facility frame.
• Financing was secured in October to complete construction of the international terminal.
• The automated people mover (APM) tunnel was extended to connect Concourse E to the 12-gate concourse at the international terminal, which will create a 40-gate international gateway for Atlanta.
• The outer shell of the building was completed in November.
• Crews made major progress on construction of the international terminal’s roadways.
• The APM maintenance and storage area was turned over to APM contract manager Bombardier.
• The APM system rail was energized for the first time in November.
• Significant progress was made on the installation of baggage handling systems.
• Paving began on Ramp 9.
• The installation of wall finishes and floor tiles began on the arrivals level.

Construction of the Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal and its 12-gate concourse began in summer 2008. The 1.2 million-square-foot facility will eliminate the need for Atlanta-bound international passengers to recheck their baggage after passing through the Customs and Border Protection inspection.

For a look at recent construction progress on the international terminal, watch the video below.

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