Parking area to close at Dayton airport for reconstruction

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Some parking areas will shut down at the Dayton International Airport as crews work on a reconstruction project.

The economy parking lot was briefly closed off, said airport spokeswoman Linda Hughes, but has reopened for customers. Half of the lot will shut down soon for reconstruction, leaving the other half open for operation. The economy lot has a flat rate of $4.95.

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The long-term lot, which cost $14 per day, also went through reconstruction and is back open for customers. The reconstruction of the parking areas is part of an overhaul of infrastructure improvements needed at the airport.

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Terry Slaybaugh, Dayton’s aviation director, said the Dayton facility will need nearly $150 million for infrastructure improvements. About $38 million is needed for terminal building improvements, $19 million for airfield capacity and standardization and another $15 million for reconstruction projects, among other expenses.

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A report from the Airports Council International - North America found that airports across the country will need nearly $100 billion in the next five years to accommodate passenger and cargo growth and to rehabilitate aging facilities. The need for these improvements have increased by 32 percent in the past two years, according to the report.

More information about parking rates can be found here.

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