A six-month project to retrofit lighting and perform maintenance in a big parking garage at Sacramento International Airport will require individual garage floors to close and could fill the structure to capacity.

GDP1ARGH7.3Senior Photojournalist
Icy weather Monday has caused afternoon flights to Sacramento International Airport to be delayed or cancelled.
Federal investigators have determined bad workmanship caused a five-foot roof section of a Southwest Airlines jet to rip en route from Phoenix to Sacramento two years ago, forcing an emergency landing and causing two minor injuries.
Nineteen months after its gala opening, the Sacramento airport's new $1 billion terminal is a modern, stylish showpiece that often feels empty. It's up to John Wheat, a 30-year veteran of airports, to make it bustle.
Sacramento International Airport officials said the facility was largely unaffected Monday by the air traffic controller furloughs blamed for a cascade of flight delays on the East Coast.
The old adage "pack your patience" may be more true than ever this summer at Sacramento International Airport and other airports nationally - the result of federal budget cutbacks that went into effect this week.

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