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Omaha Airport Authority Kicks Off Build OMA With Terminal Drive & Canopy Project

Inaugural Build OMA project will ease pick-up and drop-off experience by delivering enhanced capacity and safety.

Construction Updates

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Jun 22, 2023

The Omaha Airport Authority today announced the Terminal Drive & Canopy Project as a component of Build OMA, a needs-based development program based on the organization’s Master Plan that will provide an improved airport experience for travelers and support Eppley Airfield’s growing passenger activity. The Terminal Drive & Canopy Project construction kicked off in June and is expected to be completed by Spring 2025.

Following the completion of the Terminal Entrance Drive Expansion Project completed in 2022, the Terminal Drive & Canopy Project is the next phase of construction that will result in a new roadway at the curbside of the terminal and a new glass canopy covering the entire roadway and passenger area from the South Garage to the Terminal. This project will add an additional passenger drop-off lane, make the drop-off and pick-up area ADA accessible and provide cover from weather elements.  The project adds capacity and enhances safety for travelers at Eppley Airfield.

Access to and from the airport will be maintained at all times during this project, however, travelers can expect lane closures at passenger drop-off and pick-up areas and should plan for extra time when traveling to and from the airport. Access to all parking garages is not impacted during construction, though the ground level of the South Garage is currently closed and will be used temporarily for passenger drop-off and pick-up later this summer as the canopy and roadway is constructed adjacent to the terminal.

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