HOUSTON — The traffic congestion at George Bush Intercontinental Airport has caused headaches for a lot of travelers.
Airport officials said it has been caused by construction at IAH. More than $1 billion has been invested to expand terminal capacity to meet the growing demand in Houston.
But that means more traffic woes until it's complete.
So here's what the airport is going to do during peak evening hours (5 p.m. to 8 p.m.).
The elevators in the Terminal E international arrivals are working now. That allows for the removal of the bussing shuttles from the curbside pickup. The change creates an additional lane on South Terminal Road and extends the length of the curb for private vehicles and rideshare services.
In mid-June, more roadway capacity will be implemented at the east entrance to the Central Terminal Area. There will be two lanes dedicated for Terminal C departures and arrivals, two lanes for Terminal D departures and an additional lane that will serve as a bypass for vehicles heading toward Terminal E international arrivals.
On July 1, the temporary detour for the Terminal C departures ramp will be replaced with the reopening original departures ramp, which should help traffic flow at the Central Terminal Area.
On July 15, more South Terminal Road changes will go into effect. Another temporary detour will be removed, which will allow for more seamless traffic flow at the Central Terminal Area. This change will reduce pinch points and improve the overall traffic flow.
On Nov. 1, construction on the United Airlines’ Early Bag Storage structure will be completed and all lanes will be open on South Terminal Road.