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Beginning Friday, July 8, 2022, all vehicular traffic entering the Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport via Brooks Avenue and Airport Road will experience a temporary traffic pattern shift due to the construction of a roundabout on Airport Road (see attached map). Passengers should expect lane reductions upon entering the Airport campus from Brooks Avenue and will traverse a temporary road that will be constructed north of the work zone. The road detour will be posted and detour signs will direct all vehicles through the construction zone.

The objectives of the project are to provide a route from the Airport Road to the Smart Phone Lot and to improve traffic flow and safety through the intersection of Airport Way and the Airport Road. Initial reviews of the traffic flow have indicated that vehicle speeds coming from the Airport Road “Jug Handle” are difficult to judge from the Airport Way intersection.

Passenger Arrival and Departure Access to Terminal:

The Upper Level Departures roadway and the Lower Level Arrivals roadway will remain open for passenger and visitor drop-off and pick-up throughout the duration of construction.

Passenger, Visitor and Employee Parking:

The Hourly Parking Lot (Purple Lot), Long Term Parking Garage (Orange Lot), Weekly Parking Lot (Green Lot) will not be impacted by construction.  All parking lots will remain open and accessible to the public with the exception of the Shuttle lot (Yellow Lot). The Red Lot on Buell Road is open to accommodate Shuttle Parking.  Passengers and visitors are encouraged to follow the signage along the Airport campus to find their desired parking location.

Smart Phone Lot:

The Smart Phone lot, located southwest corner of Airport Road, will remain open during construction as well as the old Smart Phone Lot, located between the Green Lot and Yellow Lot. Signage will be posted throughout the Airport campus directing people to the Smart Phone Lots.

As always, passengers are encouraged to arrive at the Airport at least 90 minutes prior to their departure times and to follow the detour signage during this period.

Detours will be removed end of October 2022.


ROC has launched an initiative to promote safety and health at the airport named #ReadySetROC detailing new procedures and preparations as air travel across the nation is expected to grow slowly as communities emerges from the COVID 19 pandemic.

Passengers and Airport tenants can expect the following ongoing initiatives:

Enhanced Cleaning

More frequent detailed cleaning and sanitizing of high-touch surfaces in public areas throughout the terminal and parking facilities (including counters, handrails, elevator buttons, food court tables, seating and parking shuttles).  This includes misting anti-bacterial cleaner/solution on seating and surfaces.

Hand Sanitizing

Free hand sanitizing stations throughout the terminal building in high-touch areas such as ticketing, passenger security checkpoint, passenger boarding gates and restrooms.

Face Coverings

All Monroe County Employees are required to wear face coverings while in public areas of the airport.  Per the NYS Executive Order and CDC guidelines, airport employees, tenants and those visiting public spaces are recommended to wear face coverings when unable to maintain six feet of social distancing.  Passengers are encouraged to review in advance the policies of the airlines they are flying on to familiarize themselves with airline masking requirements. Policies may vary by airline.

Social Distancing

Social distancing floor decals, markers and signs are being put in place at ticketing counters, passenger queuing areas, including the passenger security checkpoint, food concessions and passenger boarding gates.  ROC Airport has technology in place called “ROCview” that allows passengers to view their gates live in real-time from their own hand-held mobile phone or device using the terminal Wi-Fi from anywhere in the terminal – reducing the need to crowd passenger boarding gates.

Plastic Shields

Acrylic “sneeze guards” are being installed throughout the terminal at public counters in the ticketing lobby, passenger security checkpoint, car rentals and food concessions.

Encouraged use of Smart Phone Lot

Those picking up passengers are encouraged to stage in the smart phone lot and pick passengers up curbside once they have retrieved their baggage and awaiting outside the terminal.  Columns along the arrivals curb are labeled in numerical order to assist with directional way finding for safe, convenient pick up.


Signage, overhead announcements, social media and other communication strategies are being used to assist employees and passengers during this time.

ROC Airport follows the guidance provided by public health experts at the Monroe County Department of Health and federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).