It just got easier to use the mobile phone parking at Sea-Tac Airport
Transporting friends and relatives to and from Sea-Tac Airport just got easier. The Port of Seattle, which is overseeing the construction of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), has completed upgrades to its satellite cell phone parking lot.
A new access ramp to the viaduct and a southern entrance have been added to the place.
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Previously, drivers exiting the freeway had to enter the parking lot with a signal, creating waiting times for oncoming and turning traffic.
S. 170th St. will now separate traffic flows, eliminating waiting times in the parking lot for cell phones.
“The opening this week of the overpass access and the new south entrance is an important step for travelers who will see a new route to get to the parking lot from the Airport Expressway,” the Port of Seattle wrote in a Press release. “It’s the same exit, but a slight detour from the airport motorway exit heading south, to a viaduct and a new south entrance. This change will eliminate a traffic conflict exiting the cell phone lot and reduce travel time west on S. 170th Street and back to the main terminal. This outgoing conflict was one of the biggest challenges of the old setup.
Light construction will continue at the site in the form of additional landscaping, sidewalks, bus shelters and traffic lights along Air Cargo Road and S. 170th Street.