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Accessing The New MSY - Airport Roadways
When the new terminal at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport opens in May 2019, the public will take a different route to get to the airport. The new terminal is located in closer proximity to the region’s main thoroughfare, I-10.

Travelers will exit Loyola Drive from I-10, cross over Veterans Boulevard and proceed on the new dedicated Airport access roadway. Once vehicles reach the Airport roadways, traffic will be split in four different lanes feeding up to both sides of the building, which will help ease traffic flow and curbside congestion.

The 2-3 blocks between the interstate to airport property are maintained by the State of Louisiana, and plans are underway now to make improvements to the roadways to accommodate traffic flow through the Veterans/Loyola corridor.
 
Interim Road Improvements
The Louisiana Department of Transportation Development (DOTD) is currently completing a surface improvement project to add lanes to the two-block stretch of Loyola Drive from I-10 toward the airport access roadway. These interim improvements will accommodate traffic flow to the new terminal, and DOTD expects to complete this project in time for the terminal opening in May 2019.
 
Flyover Ramp
In August 2019, DOTD will start construction work on its long-term plan to modify the interchange on I-10 at Loyola Drive by developing a flyover ramp allowing traffic to flow from the interstate directly to the airport roadway. This work will further improve projected traffic flow patterns for the City of Kenner and address its commercial and economic development needs. This project is anticipated to take 4 years to complete. 
Construction Update

The new terminal is now more than 90 percent complete. Progress continues on the roadways, the surface parking lot to the west of the terminal and the long-term parking garage to the east of the terminal. Work on the exterior of the terminal building is mostly complete, and crews are mostly focused on interior finishes. All concessionaires' construction teams are mobilized and working on the buildout of their spaces.

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