The signage will change as early as June 4 . All gates will switch from a numeric numbering scheme to an alphanumeric one, the Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority said. A similar gate designation scheme is already in place at another airport — Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).
The purpose of improving — make it easier for passengers to find their boarding gate, given the airport's five-lounge layout. Gate numbers will receive an additional letter before the numbers: A, B, C, D and E. After this update, the terminals themselves will be numbered: Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.
The numbers will not change — just add the corresponding letter. For example, exit 33 will change to D33.
More than 1,000 signs, plaques and signs will be needed for the transition to the new system, which will take place from 4 to 10 June.
All construction work on Ronald Reagan Airport grounds to be completed this fall — after the workers finish installing the permanent road signs.