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LAGUARDIA AIRPORT TRAVEL ADVISORY - ACCESS TO LGA’S TERMINAL B AND 94TH STREET NO LONGER AVAILABLE FROM GRAND CENTRAL PARKWAY’S WESTBOUND EXIT 7, STARTING SATURDAY; EXIT 7 NOW WILL ONLY PROVIDE ACCESS TO TERMINALS C AND D

Date: Aug 15, 2017
Press Release Number: 150-2017

New Grand Central Parkway Exit 6 westbound will provide direct access route for Terminal B travelers and local traffic to 94th Street via Service Road

Beginning Saturday, Aug. 19, Exit 7 on the westbound Grand Central Parkway (GCP) will be newly configured to provide direct access only to Terminals C and D on LaGuardia Airport’s eastern side, eliminating direct access to Terminal B and 94th Street on the terminal’s west side.

Drivers going to Delta’s Terminals C and D will turn right at Exit 7, as they currently do, to loop onto the internal airport roadway network leading to those terminals. Vehicles no longer will be able to turn left at Exit 7 to access Terminal B and 94th Street.

Direct access to Terminal B for travelers and 94th Street for local traffic now will be available from a new Exit 6 westbound on the GCP, which will be located a half-mile west of Exit 7. The new Exit 6 will lead customers from the GCP onto the Service Road, where they can take LaGuardia Road to Terminal B’s arrivals or departures levels, while local traffic can use the Service Road to gain access to 94th Street.

The configuration of the GCP’s Exit 5 will not be changed.

Adding Exit 6 provides three westbound GCP exits to access the airport:

The following site will provide a video/roadway map to offer visual understanding of the changes: http://laguardiaairport.com/news/gcp-exits-to-lga/

The agency also is deploying its own Variable Message Signs on the GCP, and has secured the use of NYSDOT signs, to alert drivers of the exit changes, running radio and digital ads, as well as sending eAlerts to drivers twice-daily. Additionally, Twitter and Facebook will be utilized to alert regular and occasional airport visitors of the changes.

Port Authority officials are ensuring For-Hire Vehicle drivers are made aware of the changes, via a flyer that shows a map of the reconfigured exits. Public notification includes providing digital maps of the changes to local elected officials and key community stakeholders, as well as notifications to local media outlets

These roadway changes also will result in a new entrance to the westbound GCP for traffic exiting the airport via LaGuardia Road. Motorists leaving LaGuardia Airport can bypass the Service Road and utilize the airport’s eastern-most exit loop ramp to directly access the westbound GCP just past Exit 7. Access to 94th Street is still available from the airport’s eastern-most exit loop ramp, by staying on the Service Road.

The new exit ramp – which will replace access to the Service Road and 94th Street from Exit 7 – also will be the route motorists take to exit from the westbound GCP to 94th Street and other local destinations.

Travelers going to the airport should always plan ahead and allow for extra time to arrive. The Port Authority has an on-site Traffic Command Center at LaGuardia that monitors traffic conditions and deploys staff and resources where necessary. Airport traffic conditions are regularly updated and communicated via subscription to www.airportinfoalerts.com, and via Facebook or @LGAairport on Twitter, and www.laguardiaairport.com where tips and the latest information are available on parking, mass transit and ground transportation alternatives.

Parking information, availability, promotions and reservations can be made online at www.parkintheairport.com or via phone 888-250-8277.

Additionally, travelers are encouraged to download Waze, a free crowdsourced traffic and navigation application. The Port Authority will feed information on lane closures, traffic incidents and other events to the Waze platform in real time.

Contact:
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
212-435-7777

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency’s network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. The Port Authority receives no tax revenue from either the State of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency raises the necessary funds for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.