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Parking At Lindbergh Field Is Going To Get More Difficult

A rendering of what the planned departure curb will look like when the renovations of Lindbergh Field’s Terminal 2 are complete. A two story road will be built in front of the terminal. Departing passengers will be dropped off on the upper level. Arriving passengers will emerge from the airport on the lower level.
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A rendering of what the planned departure curb will look like when the renovations of Lindbergh Field’s Terminal 2 are complete. A two story road will be built in front of the terminal. Departing passengers will be dropped off on the upper level. Arriving passengers will emerge from the airport on the lower level.

It's going to be more difficult for travelers flying out of Lindbergh Field to park at the airport. Construction at Terminal 2 will mean the loss of hundreds of parking spaces.

The airport's renovation project will add 10 new gates, an overnight parking area for planes and a double-decked road to separate arriving and departing passengers. So far travelers have been shielded from construction. But demolition of a building in front of Terminal 2 means more than 350 short-term parking spaces are going away.

Bryan Enarson is the airport's vice president of development. He says additional spaces will be added in remote locations. But he says passengers should give themselves more time.

"We are going to be providing additional shuttles from these new parking places. So they can take a shuttle into the terminal, but it will take a little longer," he says. "So another 30 minutes on normal days. If it's a busy day, I would, frankly, be more comfortable adding probably another hour."

Enarson says most of the short term parking will be removed as construction continues.

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