Traffic Alert | Parts of North Terminal Road at IAH to close overnight December 4-8

Houston Airports encourages passengers to plan ahead and prepare for detours.

November 29, 2023

Houston Airports continues to make significant progress on the new Mickey Leland International Terminal currently under construction at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Construction crews are ready to move fabricated pieces of a new Baggage Handling System (BHS) to its permanent location within the construction site adjacent to North Terminal Road. 

The installation of the BHS bridge will impact traffic flow with nightly lane closures along North Terminal Road. Those heading to Terminals C, D, or E between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 4 to Friday, Dec. 8 should build in extra time to navigate the construction. 

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From Dec. 4 to Dec. 8, vehicles approaching from Will Clayton Parkway between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. will be detoured to enter Bush Airport via JFK Boulevard. Passengers departing from Terminal D after 9 p.m. will experience impacts. 

EVA Airlines and Viva Aerobus have departing flights scheduled after 9 p.m. from Terminal D. Houston Airports is working with the airlines to ensure passengers are able to navigate Bush Airport efficiently. Trained Customer Service representatives and signage will direct passengers to the proper detour. 

Passengers needing to check-in at Terminal D during those hours can only access the Terminal one of two ways: 

  • Drop off at Terminal C via JFK Boulevard and utilize the Subway to reach Terminal D.
  • Drop off at the Terminal E Arrivals curb on South Terminal Road via JFK Boulevard and use the pedestrian tunnel to reach Terminal D via the escalators.

Houston Airports encourages passengers to arrive early at the airport for late-night or early-morning departures. Those picking up passengers are encouraged to arrive early and use a cellphone lot to safely park, until the passengers can call/text to communicate their exact pickup location. 

On Dec. 5, expect varying delays depending on traffic volumes throughout the day. 

Out of an abundance of caution and with safety as a priority, the work must be done during these hours because there is reduced vehicle traffic. 

Houston Airports is deploying additional law enforcement to assist with traffic management overnight. Houston Airports thanks guests for their continued patience as we build a new world-class international terminal that will be significantly completed in late 2024.