Logan International Airport is shutting down a traffic ramp to Terminal B this week so workers can install new support beams for the roadway.
The shutdown of the lower level arrival road starts Wednesday and is expected to last eight days. During the closure, workers will install 125 56-feet-long precast concrete beams weighing 11 tons each along the US Airways side of Terminal B. The work is part of the Massachusetts Port Authority's $55 million rehabilitation of the 36-year-old Terminal B garage and roadway system.
During this period, drivers meeting arriving passengers at Terminal B will enter the Terminal B garage where they will be directed to the pick up areas. Drivers must stay with their vehicles. Taxis will be available only at the American Airlines side of the terminal to pick up passengers.
US Airways, Air Canada and Midwest passengers getting picked up by a private vehicle should exit the terminal at the lower level and use the crosswalk to enter the garage where they will be directed to passenger pick up areas.
Passengers needing a taxi should continue to the American Airlines curb. Limousines will pick up passengers on the upper level at the U-turn bend in the roadway.
The Parking Passport Gold area of the Terminal B Garage will be relocated from the first level to the second level of the garage during the construction project.
Most buses for Terminals A and B will use the upper roadway for drop-off and pick up of all passengers. The Silver Line will not be able to access Terminal B during this period. Passengers taking the Silver Line bus to South Station should use the #66 shuttle bus to Terminal C.
The lower level roadway will be closed again in late August so the remaining 115 beams can be installed on the American Airlines side of the terminal. (Globe staff and wire reports)