ANC Plans Temporary Traffic Pattern to Accommodate Construction Outside the South Terminal

Those picking up passengers should use cell phone lot to wait until passengers are ready for pick up

March 25, 2022 (ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – Beginning next week, on March 30, the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) terminal loop road in front of the South Terminal will undergo significant and critical rehabilitation. Upon project completion, the terminal loop road, outside of the lower-level baggage claim area, will have new pavement and drainage systems, upgraded curbside pedestrian access complying with FAA/ADA terminal requirements, and new lighting and paint.

During the initial phase of construction, which will conclude May 25, all three lower level traffic lanes nearest to the terminal outside the baggage claim area will be rerouted to the outer traffic lanes. To guide traffic, ANC is installing detour signage along the roadway, and flaggers may be present. Temporary signage will be also placed throughout the interior of the terminal instructing arriving passengers to appropriate pick-up areas for regular pickup, commercial transportation and tour busses. Airport staff is also diligently notifying ANC tenants to provide them with the information and instruction they need to keep all operations uninterrupted and running smoothly.

“Alaskans are all too familiar with the fact that important construction upgrades beget detours and traffic congestion,” said Craig Campbell, Interim ANC Airport Director. “I want to thank motorists in advance for their patience and understanding when coming to the airport. We will move quickly to get the majority of the terminal loop road back to normal before our busy summer season kicks off Memorial Weekend.”

ANC asks travelers to arrive at the airport two hours prior to their flight’s scheduled departure. Drivers picking up passengers are advised to use the cellphone lot and wait until your passenger is ready at the curb with their luggage. This will help alleviate any issues curbside. Intermittent lane closures will occur from Memorial Day through the summer to complete the terminal loop project.


A project layout plan can be found online at: https://dot.alaska.gov/anc/documents/2022-Terminal-Loop-Rehab.pdf

GARAGE UPDATE: The airport parking garage is operating at 50% reduced capacity until October 2023 as maintenance work is completed. Travelers are encouraged to allow extra time when arriving to utilize offsite parking if needed (learn more). Motorists looking for their vehicle moved due to the construction, or any other parking issue, can call Republic Parking at 907-677-1074.