This article describes the extensive upgrading of Kennedy Airport at New York, which is costing about US$ 7200M. The airport is being adapted to the needs of the 21st century. Measures are being taken to keep air passenger traffic flowing during the work. Most of the airport's nine major terminals are being rebuilt, the road and land communication systems are being completely restructured, utilities are being re-laid, a new power plant is being built, new lighting and new coordinated signs are being provided, and parking facilities are being expanded massively. There are now two separate points of access to the airport from the highway system on Long Island. A reconfigured loop system to the outside road network provides direct exits for traffic from different sectors, rather than requiring vehicles to pass all the terminals. Construction has just begun of an automatic elevated light railway loop that will link all nine terminals, the long-term parking area, and the Long Island Railway to New York. The New York Port Authority was able to attract about as much private financing as the public funding. In 1997, a design, build, operate, and maintain contract was signed, giving a lease to the consortium until 2022.

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    LONDON,   United Kingdom  EC1R 4QX
  • Authors:
    • Greeman, A
  • Publication Date: 1999-3


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00764481
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: May 28 1999 12:00AM