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Temporary lane closures at Charleston International Airport starting next week

Charleston International Airport is getting ready to undergo a 10 week construction project. Charleston International Airport is getting ready to undergo a 10 week construction project.
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Temporary lane closures due to construction in front of the Charleston International Airport may affect those dropping off and picking up passengers beginning Monday, January 25.

The 10-week project will occur in phases.

The center median that separates pickup and drop off traffic from taxi and shuttle traffic will be demolished and repaved. 

The construction also includes the installation of improved outdoor lighting and underground cables to support new taxi and valet booths.

Work will begin in front of the ticketing drop off entrances and occur in three phases. Barricades will block two lanes of traffic on either side of the center median. The other lanes will remain open to traffic.

The first phase of work will take place Jan. 25 through Feb. 5 and will extend from the ticketing end of the terminal to the first pedestrian crosswalk. 

The second phase Feb. 12 through March 11 will encompass an area between the ticketing and baggage claim covered crosswalks. 

The last phase extends from baggage claim to the Rental Car Pavilion between March 14 and 31.

Signs will direct pedestrians to safe paths to and from the terminal.

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