Sioux Falls Regional Airport recently remodeled its parking lot, adding new entrance and exit lanes, complete with electronic entrance and exit booths that accept credit and debit cards.
A fancy overhead sign signifying long and short-term parking was put up, too.
So why’s it missing now?
A major wind storm last month caused a structural failure to the sign. Security crews saw it before it fell completely, and it was removed by cranes without causing damage to vehicles or people.
It’s also covered by a warranty, said Mark Wiederrich, vice president of Goldsmith Heck Engineers, and the airport’s projects engineer.
Wiederrich said it will be about a month before a new sign is installed. Fabrication for a new one is underway.
He also said a temporary orange construction sign was up for a short period, and now a blue permanent sign is up to give people direction for where to park.