A travel plaza planned on the outskirts of the Palm Beach International Airport is nearing completion and officials hope to have a grand opening at the site next month.
The plaza is aimed at making the cellphone-waiting area more enticing. In addition to parking space for waiting cars, the travel plaza will also have a gas station, convenience store and Dunkin Donuts with a drive-thru.
The project, which is expected to open earlier this year, has been delayed because of permitting issues.
The convenience store building will offer wireless Internet for those waiting on passengers and real-time flight information boards similar to those displayed inside PBIA’s main terminal.
Once the plaza opens, the airport’s existing cell phone waiting lot will be closed. Airport officials plan to eventually lease out the property where the cell phone waiting lot currently sits.
The plaza will have access off Belvedere Road, access to the airport roads leading to the terminal and to PBIA’s direct-connect ramps to and from Interstate 95.