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Overhaul continues throughout Scottsdale Airport property

(Source: Scottsdale Independent) – Commencing a year-long project, Scottsdale Airport began its first phase of construction on Aug. 1, demolishing the existing terminal and adjacent office buildings and site.

Phase 2 is slated to begin this fall, according to the latest update from Scottsdale Airport.

The airport construction will redevelop the former terminal building and adjacent office buildings into a new aviation business center and two executive-size hangars to better utilize the property. Regarded as one of the nation’s top corporate jet facilities, the Scottsdale Airport notched 164,000 landings and departures in 2016.

Phase 1 is primarily concentrated in an area stretching in front of the former airport terminal. Road restrictions as of Aug. 1 include:

  • Butherus Drive is reduced to one eastbound and one westbound lane between Airport Drive and 75th Street;
  • A section of Airport Drive (in front of former terminal) is closed, northeast from Butherus Drive to 75th Street;
  • The speed limit is reduced to 15 mph in this area.

Issues to consider during construction include:

  • Business access: Crews will prioritize maintaining access to businesses, but it will be necessary to temporarily divert traffic to alternative entrances/exits as construction crews haul debris in and out of construction crew and begin construction. Trucks, buses and fuel trucks may experience a bit of delay while onsite traffic controllers work to move barricades to give them more room to maneuver through area.
  • Work hours: Regular construction times will be 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Lane closures will remain in place during nonworking hours.
  • Sidewalk access: The sidewalk on the northwest side of Butherus Road will not be accessible while adjacent lane restrictions are in place. The southwest sidewalk will remain open.