Parking Deck Rehabilitation Project FAQs

  • What is the purpose of the project?
    • The purpose of this project is to remediate the northernmost portion of the parking deck at Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR), extending the useful life of the deck. This routine maintenance is phase one of a multi-year, multi-section approach to remediating the parking deck.
  • When is this project taking place?
    • The project begins Monday, August 9th, and is expected to be completed before Thanksgiving.
  • What impacts to airport parking will occur as a result of this project?
    • Approximately 900 parking spots will be temporarily unavailable in the far northern portion of the parking deck. This project is expected to impact all four levels of the parking deck. The north passenger bridge from the parking deck to the Terminal B side of the airport will be closed, the north stairwells in the parking deck will be closed, and the north entrance to the parking deck has been closed.
  • What impacts can departing passengers who are parking their vehicle expect?
    • Departing passengers are advised to arrive two hours before their scheduled departure, regardless of whether or not their departure is during a traditional “peak” hour (early morning, midday, or late afternoon). This will allow drivers plenty of time to find a parking spot (which may include use of the overflow lot), check in, pass through the security checkpoint, etc.
  • What impacts can arriving passengers who are retrieving their vehicles expect?
    • Arriving passengers will not be able to access the north passenger bridge connecting the main terminal building to the parking deck or north stairwells in the parking deck. Please follow signs directing passengers from the second level Terminal B arrivals area to the parking deck.
  • Why is this project so important?
    • SYR has an exceptionally large “catchment area” – or geographic area that our passengers come from. As a result, our airport requires significantly more parking spaces than similarly sized “origin and destination” airports. This routine maintenance will extend the useful life of the current parking deck, allowing for a full landside planning study to be conducted. This study will take approximately 12 months to complete and focus on parking capacity and expansion options, as well as traffic flows for the terminal area. The Syracuse Regional Airport Authority intends to replace the parking deck and this study will help determine the best location and size to support future growth at SYR.