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LaGuardia Airport, one of New York City’s major three airports, is currently undergoing a massive, multi-billion dollar renovation. The airport is in major need of an overhaul. If you’ve ever been to LaGuardia, you’ll know what we mean.
The airport only has two runways – that’s a major problem. But the terminals are cramped and planes need more room to navigate the taxiways.
As part of the renovation, the airport will shift closer to the Grand Central Parkway, the highway that runs alongside the airport. This will allow for more spacious terminals and taxiways. With the construction comes major headaches for travelers.
To make matters worse, LaGuardia doesn’t have a train or subway to bring people from the airport to New York City, like John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) do.
So most travelers either take a bus, taxi, Uber or drive themselves. None of these are good options. The New York Post recently published an article detailing the traffic and construction woes that many travelers are experiencing at LaGuardia.
The article even suggested walking to LaGuardia airport. We’re not kidding!
Here is more from the New York Post:
“Check traffic apps like Waze before you leave the house and be prepared to direct your driver based on that data. It sometimes makes more sense to get dropped off in the residential neighborhoods across the Grand Central Parkway. Pedestrians can cross on the 94th Street Overpass.”
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