Roanoke Regional Airport Commission opening new rental car facility Tuesday

Roanoke Valley News

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The Roanoke Regional Airport Commission is ready to cut the ribbon on Tuesday for the newly-constructed, 6,800 square foot Consolidated Rent-A-Car (CONRAC) facility. 

According to the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport, the new CONRAC facility features an entrance road, which stems from the existing terminal loop road; a vestibule, walkway canopy connecting the terminal to the rental car lot; a large lobby with four rental car counters; large restrooms for both men and women; a newly reconfigured parking lot with four queueing lanes for returns; and approximately 190 parking spaces to store rental cars.

The airport says the construction of the project cost a total of $6,064,840, which was funded through customer facility charges (CFCs) assessed through car rentals.

In addition, construction on the new building reportedly began in April 2019 and wrapped up on Tuesday, Nov. 17.

“We are very excited to have the new car rental facility open to better serve our out of town visitors. The old set up had rental cars parked in the long term lot and was confusing for visitors,” said Timothy Bradshaw the airport’s Executive Director. “The new facility opens up more parking and space in the terminal and positions us well as we exit the current pandemic.”

A ribbon cutting is set to take place at 10 a.m. on Tuesday after the scheduled Airport Commission Meeting.

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