Spokane International Airport will be installing new overhead signs on inbound and outbound Airport Drive during the next two weeks dependent on weather conditions. The new signage will provide passengers with up-to-date information and directions when arriving or exiting the airport.

Work is currently being done on the sign foundations and supports but because the signs extend over multiple lanes of traffic, parts of Airport In-bound and Out-bound roads will be closed temporarily to install them. The work is scheduled to be performed from 1-3 a.m. to minimize impact to passengers, airport staff, airport tenants and companies located near the airport. The airport will still be accessible during these two-hour closures via detours, and Airport Drive will reopen to normal traffic after 3 am.

The project will be split into two phases. The first phase will address a new sign on outbound Airport Drive and the second will address two new signs on inbound Airport Drive. Detour routes are:

Outbound Airport Drive (Sunday, May 13th, 1-3 a.m.)
Outbound Airport Drive will be closed just past the Ramada at Spokane Airport Hotel. Drivers leaving the airport will turn left as if they were turning into the Ramada’s parking lot but will make a U-turn and head in the reverse direction towards the airport’s Parking Exit Plaza, where they will be directed to turn right and use a temporary road to connect with McFarland Avenue. Drivers leaving the Parking Exit Plaza will turn left onto the temporary road to connect with McFarland Avenue. After turning right onto McFarland, drivers will take a right at Flint Road and then a left onto Airport Drive and exit the airport as usual.

Inbound Airport Drive (Tuesday, May 15th, 1-3 am; Wednesday, May 16th, 1-3 a.m.; Thursday, May 17th, 1-3 a.m.; Friday, May 18th, 1-3 a.m.)

Coming from Interstate 90, exit 277: Drivers will exit as usual onto westbound Highway 2; but stay on Highway 2. If they miss the traffic control and get onto the exit ramp they will be led to Sunset Highway where they can take the on-ramp to return to westbound Highway 2. Drivers will stay on Highway 2 until they arrive at Flint Road. They will take a left onto Flint Road and reconnect with Airport Drive near the airport’s economy lot. Drivers will then turn right to access the airport terminal and parking lots.

Coming from eastbound Highway 2: Drivers will be directed to turn right onto Flint Road and reconnect with Airport Drive near the airport’s economy lot. Drivers will then turn right to access the airport terminal and parking lots. If drivers miss the Flint Road turnoff they can exit at the Airport/Sunset Highway exit. Turn right onto Airport Drive and proceed to Spotted Road. Airport Drive will be closed past this point and cars will be prompted to turn right onto Spotted Road. They will then turn left onto westbound Highway 2 and proceed to Flint Road.  Drivers will take a left onto Flint Road and reconnect with Airport Drive near the airport’s economy lot. They will then turn right to access the airport terminal and parking lots.

Coming from westbound Sunset Highway: Instead of veering left at the intersection of Sunset Highway and Highway 2, drivers will be directed to the right onto westbound Highway 2. Drivers will stay on Highway 2 until they arrive at Flint Road. They will take a left onto Flint Road and reconnect with Airport Drive near the airport’s economy lot. Drivers will then turn right to access the airport terminal and parking lots.

Flint Road between Airport Drive and Highway 2: Due to supporting work for the project southbound Flint Road will be closed from 1:00am to 3:00am. Northbound Flint Road will be divided into two-way traffic during the period of work. Southbound Flint Road will be reopened to normal traffic after 3:00am.

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