SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Syracuse Hancock International Airport closed off about 900 spots for a multi-year parking deck project that began last week.
The northernmost part of all four levels of the parking deck are closed as of last Monday, as is the passenger bridge from the parking deck to the terminal building, the north entrance and north stairways of the parking deck.
Construction is meant to extend the life of a 30-year-old building, according to Jason Terreri, Executive Director of the Syracuse Regional Airport Authority.
The goal is to have the maintenance finished before the busy holiday season.
“It’s important,” Terreri said. “Our holiday, the Thanksgiving week is one of our busiest travel periods, so we want to make sure we have all our parking available so we don’t run into a capacity issue.”
The airport’s open parking lots and overflow lots are available to accommodate travelers, and serve as contingency plans if construction is not completed by the holidays.
“We do have contingencies, but obviously in the winter in New York people want to be in covered parking,” Terreri said.
The airport is asking all passengers to arrive two hours early for their flights, and to follow signage throughout the airport.