Drivers coming to pick up passengers at the Salt Lake International Airport will need to access a new Park and Wait lot come June 1.
The new lot is located on the west side of Terminal Drive, prior to the current lot. Instead of exiting to the right, like one does to enter the current lot, those planning on waiting until their passengers arrive before proceeding down Terminal Drive will exit the road on the left.
With more parking spaces – 120 compared to 86 – the new lot will better accommodate those who take advantage of the Park and Wait lot.
The new lot, however, is not yet complete. Construction will soon begin on a convenience store that will include a Chevron gas station, an electric charging station and food options, including a Beans & Brews Coffee House, Burger King and Costa Vida. Customers can enter the store to order food, or get anything off the menus by using the drive-through. That is scheduled to be complete in the Fall of 2017.
The existing Park and Wait Lot must be vacated to make way for construction to begin on the elevated roadway that will be the entry point for The New SLC. The new roadway is designed with one level for passenger pick-up and one level for passenger drop-off. This roadway configuration is expected to alleviate congestion on Terminal Drive.