Please be advised that outbound traffic from Bradley International Airport has been shifted onto a new roadway alignment in preparation for the completion of construction related to the opening of the new, modern roundabout at the Route 20 access to the airport.
Travelers exiting the airport are now brought to a newly installed traffic light and will be directed to take a right turn to access Route 20 Eastbound and I- 91. Or they can take a left turn at the new light and recirculate back to Schoephoester Road and the terminal entrance.
In late 2018, a new traffic pattern was introduced for inbound access to the airport, and travelers began using the inbound portion of the new, modern roundabout.
With these changes, now both inbound and outbound traffic at Route 20 are utilizing portions of the new, modern roundabout while construction continues in the area.
The construction will continue as more work needs to be done before the roundabout can switch to its final traffic pattern, which will ultimately allow for the entering, exiting and recirculating of traffic. This work will be the final phase of the construction and will be completed over the next few months.
Since construction is still ongoing in the area, travelers should exercise caution and follow the construction signs and variable message boards for directions and any further changes to the traffic patterns.
Please visit this page often for further updates and thank you for your patience while this work is completed.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION REGARDING ROADWAY CONSTRUCTION AT BRADLEY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT:
The roadway construction at Bradley International Airport’s Route 20 entrance is approaching its final stages. During these next phases of construction, access to the airport from the Route 20 connector will not be interrupted, however, new traffic patterns will be put in place to allow for the completion of the construction.
“This is an exciting time at Bradley International Airport,” said Connecticut Airport Authority (CAA) Executive Director Kevin A. Dillon, A.A.E. “We’re committed to taking the travel experience at the airport to the next level and that starts with the arrival at the airport. The new roadway will completely change the way travelers enter the airport, most importantly it will make access easier and safer. It will also bring us one step closer to the development of the Ground Transportation Center, which will be another major improvement for our travelers.”
The CAA began the construction of the new roadway system in June 2017. The project involves the realignment of Schoephoester Road along with a portion of the airport’s lower roadway system, as well as the construction of a modern roundabout. Ultimately, when construction is complete, these changes will provide a new entrance to the airport at the Route 20 access point.
The main feature of the new roadway system is the modern roundabout which is an effective tool to reducing vehicle speeds while maintaining high levels of traffic. The new roadway system will also result in the opening of a 19-acres site, which will be used for the future development of the airport’s Ground Transportation Center.
During these next phases of construction, and over the course of the next six months, there will be several changes to the traffic pattern in order to achieve the final roadway configuration. Construction signs and variable message boards will be present along the roadway to alert travelers to these changes. Information about the changes in traffic patterns will be available on the airport’s website, www.flybdl.org.
Please exercise caution and plan ahead when traveling to the airport during this construction period.