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Parking at MSP Airport is a little different

Parking areas at Terminal 1 are changing ahead of construction on a new ramp.

If you're parking at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Monday, it'll be a little different.

The general and short-term parking areas at Terminal 1 are being renamed to "daily" parking and "hourly" parking, respectively. The idea is changing the names of the parking area will better reflect peoples' parking options, MSP Airport says.

Here's a breakdown of the changes:

– The new hourly parking area will be in the Gold Ramp on level three, where parking will be limited to four hours or less.

– The area that used to be short-term parking will become part of the daily parking spots at Terminal 1. There will be signs to direct drivers to the new hourly parking spots in the Gold Ramp.

– There are also changes to entrances for the parking areas – they're being consolidated into one. This new Terminal 1 entry plaza will have seven lanes, although the entrance for over-sized vehicles isn't changing.

“The changes at Terminal 1 will streamline the parking experience for travelers and simplify the entrance to the ramps,” Atif Saeed, the Metropolitan Airport Commission’s assistant director – landside operations, said in a statement. “Soon we will also start construction on a new 5,000-parking space ramp at Terminal 1, and we appreciate our customers’ patience as we work to improve people’s airport parking experience.”

Parking at Terminal 2, the Quick Ride Ramp, and the valet garage isn't changing.

More on that new parking ramp

The new 5,000-space ramp at Terminal 1 is scheduled to open in 2019, the MSP Reimagined website says.

Currently, parking can get filled up for short periods of time, especially on Tuesdays and Wednesdays – this new ramp will help with that.

Once the ramp is finished, customers will be able to take the existing tram between the Red and Blue ramps to the terminal building.

The project is slated to cost $293 million, the Business Journal says, and it's part of a bunch of different projects to improve the airport. Read about the other ones here.

For more information on parking at MSP Airport, click here.

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