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Tri-Cities Regional Airport construction closes short-term parking

Hank Hayes, NET News Service • Aug 17, 2015 at 10:07 PM

BLOUNTVILLE — The short-term parking lot at Tri-Cities Regional Airport has been closed and the entrance to the long-term parking lot has been temporarily relocated as part of the parking and frontage roadway construction project at the airport, TCRA announced Monday.

In a prepared release, TCRA said drivers should proceed carefully in front of the terminal and follow the signs to the back entrance of the long-term parking lot.

Construction crews are razing the short-term lot with the plan of bringing those parking spaces down to ground level with new green space in front of the airport.

Parking is available on both sides of the roadway, with the overflow parking lot now equipped with an automated payment system for credit cards. Those who are waiting to pick up passengers can also use the complementary cell phone lot while waiting for their passengers to let them know they have arrived.

More on the airport from the Kingsport Times-News.