Albany International Airport undergoing $92M upgrades

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The Albany International Airport will undergo a $92-million upgrade.

The airport is spending $42.1 million to modernize the facility. The redesign includes: a 1,000-unit, multi-level parking garage; the installation of new LED electronic signage, car counting devices, and interactive access control devices; the rehabilitation of the terminal including escalators, restrooms, waiting rooms and the food court.

In addition, another $50 million will be used to construct a new highway connector between the airport and the Adirondack Northway (I-87) in the Town of Colonie, Albany County. The connector will be built by the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) at Exit 4 of the Adirondack Northway (Interstate 87) in the Town of Colonie. The project will provide direct access to the airport from the Northway.

The NYSDOT is accelerating the project, initially scheduled to start next spring, and will be advertising for construction bids this week with the project expected to get underway this fall.

The project is scheduled to be completed by late 2020.

“Albany International Airport is a gateway to the Capital Region, and this modernization project will help maximize economic development and tourism opportunities for generations to come,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a statement. “Airports are the front doors to our communities, and these investments in the future of upstate airports are providing new jobs and helping attract new residents, businesses and visitors in every region of the state.”

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