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Terminal Roadway Construction Begins and West Pedestrian Bridge Scheduled to Close at Dallas Love Field Airport

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February 16, 2011 – The Love Field Modernization Program (LFMP), which is the improvement program at Dallas Love Field Airport, is moving into its next phase of major construction: roadway development on Cedar Springs Road and a scheduled closure of the West Pedestrian Bridge. These are two exciting milestones as we move toward an improved Love Field. Airport lane closures began the week of February 7 in preparation for roadway construction, which is slated to start in early March. Traffic is currently being re-routed in response to the necessary lane closures. As part of Love Field’s public awareness initiative, signage will continue to be displayed throughout Love Field to help direct vehicle and pedestrian traffic during the process. Airport roadway construction will continue through late 2011. In order to minimize the impact on travelers, roadway work will be conducted at night. In addition to the lane closures, the West Pedestrian Bridge above Cedar Springs, which provides an upper-level connection between Parking Garage A and Terminal 2 (Southwest Airlines), will permanently close on Monday, February 21, 2011. The bridge is scheduled for demolition soon after its February 21 closing to allow for the expansion of Cedar Springs Road in front of the airport’s terminals, which will include additional and widened lanes. Once the West Pedestrian Bridge is gone, Love Field travelers who use Parking Garages A and B can access Terminal 2 (Southwest Airlines) by using the East Pedestrian Bridge or the ground crosswalk on Cedar Springs Road. Customers may still access the upstairs screening lane (West Checkpoint) from inside Terminal 2, near Baggage Claim. Travelers heading to Terminal 1 (Delta and Continental/United Airlines) will not be impacted by the West Pedestrian Bridge closure. About Love Evolution Love Evolution is the ongoing improvement process of Dallas Love Field Airport as it undergoes a dramatic evolution these next few years. The Love Field Modernization Program, focusing on construction, will transform our beloved airport and turn it into one of the nation’s premiere and modern airport facilities. The three original concourses will be eventually consolidated into one, centrally located concourse for all airlines. From more efficient travel to an increased number of airport concessions, the modernization program will create tremendous benefits for Love Field travelers. Press Contact: Katrina Keyes, LFMP Public Relations Director K Strategies Group E: C: 214-403-2583 P: 214-599-9766