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10701 Lambert International Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63145

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St. Louis Lambert International Airport Terminal 1
Construction begins at St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) Terminal 1. Archived photo
St. Louis Lambert International Airport Begins Construction
ST. LOUIS, MO, (, October 14, 2018 - St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) will begin construction on the north and south arrival lanes of Terminal 1, requiring various lane closures and shifting many ground transportation pick-up zones to alternate locations.

Construction begins October 15 and involves the resurfacing of the roadway, and reconstruction of the staircase between the Departures and Arrivals Drives. Construction will be conducted in two phases, to limit the impact to the normal flow of traffic.

During phase one, lanes south of the Arrivals Drive center island, where rental car and off airport parking shuttles currently operate, will be closed for approximately four weeks. Off-airport parking shuttles and rental car shuttles will move from South Arrivals Drive to the lanes north of the center island of Arrivals Drive. Passenger pickup for Terminal 1 will also be moved from North Arrivals Drive along the curb to the yellow level of the Terminal 1 parking garage. Pick-up zones for hotel and motel shuttles, charter buses, and ride share/TNC's (Uber and Lyft) will all be moved to Departures Drives (upper level), near exit 6.

The project will force the closure of most crosswalks to and from the Terminal 1 Garage. Airport users are encouraged to access the Terminal 1 Garage from the bag claim level of Terminal 1 which connects under the roadways. Phase one is expected to last approximately four weeks, weather dependent.

During phase two, Terminal 1 North Arrivals Drive will be shut down. During this phase, passenger pickup will remain on the yellow level of the Terminal 1 parking garage, and hotel and motel shuttles, employee shuttles, ride share/TNC's and charter bus pickup locations will all remain the same as during phase one. Rental car shuttles and off-airport parking shuttles will return to their original locations on South Arrivals Drive. The staircase between Arrivals Drive and Departures Drive will be demolished during this phase, and will not reopen until spring 2019. Phase two is expected to last approximately four weeks, weather dependent.

During both phases while passenger pickup is on the yellow level of the Terminal 1 parking garage, drivers picking up arriving passengers will have a 15 minute grace period in the parking garage. STL strongly encourages drivers to use the Terminal 1 Cell Phone Lot while waiting for passengers to deplane before heading to the garage for pickup.

This work is being done as part of routine roadway rehabilitation to replace aging concrete. During both phases of construction, STL will have signage directing passengers in impacted areas to the new, temporary pickup locations. Terminal 2 and Lambert International Boulevard will not be impacted by these closures.

Black Americans in Flight Mural
"Black Americans in Flight" mural in Terminal 1 Bag Claim. Photos courtesy Lambert St. Louis International Airport

Airport Mural Showcases History of Tuskegee Airmen
ST. LOUIS, MO, ( - The history of the Tuskegee Airmen, who soared soared into combat to help the U.S. win air battles during World War II, is showcased in a mural, "Black Americans in Flight", that has been on display at Lambert International Airport since 1990.

"Black Americans in Flight" was painted by St. Louis artists Spencer Taylor and Solomon Thurman to highlight the contributions of African American achievements in aviation from 1917 to the space age.

The Tuskegee Airmen prominently featured in the mural, which features 75 portraits, include Eugene Jacque Bullard, Benjamin O. Davis, Jr, Clarence "Lucky" Lester and Wendell Pruitt, a St. Louis pilot who received a Distinguished Flying Cross after downing three planes and sinking a destroyer. Those who supported black aviators are also featured, including Eleanor Roosevelt and President Harry S. Truman. Some of those same Tuskegee Airmen are also featured in the film "Red Tails".

"Black Americans in Flight" has been recently cleaned and restored in its original location in the Terminal 1 Bag Claim. Lambert has also unveiled extensive renovations around the 51-ft mural that enhances its visibility with a new waiting area that is located directly across from a major concourse exit for arriving passengers.

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
ST. LOUIS, MO, ( - Lambert has grown from a balloon launch location called Kinloch Field to a major transportation center. The originally hayfields were purchased by Major Albert Lambert and renamed it Lambert Field in 1920. The airport has played an important role in air transportation. Col. Charles Lindbergh departed from Lambert Flying Field in 1927 St. Louis for New York to begin his historic non-stop solo flight to Paris, France.

Lambert kicked off 2010 with a campaign to overhaul its main roadway with all new signs and other infrastructure enhancements. The $1.2 million Wayfinding Signage Project will greatly improve visitor experiences by simplifying and improving airport messaging which will include renaming Lambert's terminals.

The addition of all new signs now makes it possible for Lambert to adopt numerical terminal designations which are commonly used because they are sign friendly, easier to understand and easier to remember.

The "Main Terminal" will become Terminal 1. The "East Terminal" will become Terminal 2. Other features of the new signage program includes simple consistent messaging, color-coded symbols, distinct interstate signage, airline terminal locations, improved car rental signage and improved parking lot information.

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