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$6 Million Hobby Airport Roadway Renovation Begins in Houston

Texas Business reports:  HOUSTON—William P. Hobby Airport began a $6 million capital improvement project to its ticket-level entrance ramp that will impact thousands of customers who travel through Houston's second busiest airport.  

Departing passenger auto traffic will be routed through the second level of the parking garage where passengers who are being dropped off will step out of their vehicles to enter the terminal. 

“This project returns our main entrance to opening day fresh and ensures that the investment will allow Houston to welcome millions of new passengers for decades to come,” said Mario Diaz, director of the Houston Airport System. “The changes are part of an overall $350 million renovation to enhance the customer experience by making this gateway more efficient and user-friendly.”

The airport entrance ramp construction is expected to be completed in 2012.  

Annually, nine million passengers travel on one of the following six airlines that operate at Hobby Airport: Southwest Airlines, AirTran, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines and jetBlue.  Seventy-nine percent of Hobby's traffic is made up of passengers who selected Houston as their final destination or the origination of their trip, while 21 percent of the people flying into Hobby are connecting on another flight.

Hobby Airport generates $4.5 billion annually to the Houston economy as a gateway supporting Houston's energy firms and the Texas Medical Center.