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LAX is removing half the spaces in its cheapest parking lot. No word on when they'll return

LAX is removing half the spaces in its cheapest parking lot. No word on when they'll return
You may have a harder time finding a parking space at LAX. Lot C, which offers the cheapest prices, is losing half of its more than 4,000 parking spaces starting Wednesday. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles International Airport is removing about half the parking spaces at the airport's least expensive parking lot, Lot C, because of construction work related to the airport's modernization plan.

LAX is removing 1,230 parking spaces starting Wednesday and will remove an additional 880 starting Dec. 8. The spaces will be reconfigured and re-striped as part of the airport's massive upgrade, LAX spokesman Frederick Badlissi said Wednesday.

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But Badlissi could not say how many spaces would return and when the lot's face lift would be completed.

Lot C, at 6221 W. 96th St. outside the main terminal area, charges $12 a day for parking. Travelers then hop on a free shuttle to get to the airport. Parking lots near airport terminals charge $30 a day.

More than 2,000 parking spaces at Lot C will remain open for overnight parking. Also, the nearby cellphone waiting lot will remain open.

During the Lot C construction, the airport advises travelers to consider leaving their cars at home and using alternative ways of getting to and from the airport.

Recommendations include the FlyAway bus (municipal bus service offered by Culver City, L.A. Metro, Santa Monica and Torrance Transit) and the Metro Green Line (which stops short of LAX and requires taking a G Route shuttle).

Check out the airport's website to see real-time capacity at all parking lots at LAX.

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