New Rental Car Facility Under Construction at CMH
John Glenn Columbus International Airport will begin construction on a new rental car facility on Wednesday, April 17. The new facility will span 10 acres and would allow travelers to drop off and pick up rental cars from a new, centralized location.
The upgrade promises 40 percent more garage parking and is slated for completion in mid-2021. Priced at $140 million, the new facility will be one of the largest construction projects in the airport’s history and will be funded through rental car user fees.
Partners for the project include Turner Construction Company, McDaniel’s Construction Corp., TransSystems, LARS Properties, Pinnacle Metal Products, Team Fishel and others.
Drivers will notice a few changes to the current flow of traffic at the airport. The previous return loop lane on International Gateway has been permanently closed and instead, drivers will be rerouted to when returning to the terminal. That route will be used during the next two years of construction and will be replaced by a future return loop in 2021.
Coinciding with the groundbreaking of the new project, CMH, along with airport rental car companies, will host a supplier outreach event for small and minority-owned business owners on Tuesday, April 30. The event will provide information on opportunities to contract business with rental car companies with the Airport Concessions Disadvantages Business Enterprise certificate.