Press Release

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
1 Aviation Circle - Washington, DC 20001-6000 - (703) 417-8370 - Fax: (703) 417-8371

Thursday, August 31, 2000

Construction of Dulles Parking Garages Requires Change in Terminal Parking Lot

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has awarded a $95 million contract to Turner Construction Company to build two parking garages at Washington Dulles International Airport. These garages, totaling 2.7 million square feet, will be the first ever constructed at the airport. They will be located close to the Terminal and will provide over 8,400 covered parking spaces. The garages are scheduled to open in 2002.

One garage, which will be built directly north of the Terminal, will be connected via an underground passenger walkway with moving sidewalks. The construction of that walkway, along with other improvements in front of the Terminal, will require the closure of Daily parking in that lot.

Starting September 15th, the Terminal lot will be used for Hourly parking and Valet parking for those customers who are parking for a brief time to drop off or pick up passengers or who wish to drop off their vehicles at valet parking.

Beginning on September 8th, and continuing through September 22nd, motorists exiting the Terminal parking lot will be given information to enable them to receive one free day of parking in the Economy lots on the airport. This offer will be good throughout the year 2000. There is ample parking in the Economy lots, and the airport wants to encourage travelers to use those facilities. The airport also plans to increase the frequency of the airport parking shuttle buses that serve the Economy lots during this period of garage construction.

Motorists will be advised of the changes coming on September 15th through messages on the traffic advisory car radio channel 530 and by informational signs posted in the Terminal lot.

This garage construction project is designed for travelers who drive to the airport and want covered parking. The spaces will be used for Daily parking which is the most needed service at the airport.

For information about parking at Washington Dulles International Airport, visit the Airports Authority Website at www.mwaa.com or call 703-572-4500.

Note: see Dulles Parking Information, for a map of parking lots.