Just in time for one of the busiest travel days of the year, Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is temporarily opening its first cell phone lot the day before Thanksgiving. Lambert is also opening a second free parking location to give motorists even more options to wait for their arriving parties for the busy holiday week. Lambert expects up to 140,000 travelers to depart from Lambert through Monday, Nov. 26.
Cell Phone Lots are free parking zones where motorists can wait for their arriving parties. When passengers have landed and are ready for their pickup, they make contact with the motorist by cell phone. Motorists can then pull up to the arrivals curbs at either the Main or East Terminal. Drivers will no longer have to continually loop around the airport if passengers don't arrive on time. Plus, the Cell Phone Lots will ease congestion along the arrivals curbs while helping motorists better comply with current security regulations.
The Main Cell Phone Lot, west of the Main Terminal on Lambert International Boulevard, has been under construction since early November. Crews have made enough progress to allow motorists to use the parking lot from Wednesday, November 21 to Monday, November, 26. It will then close again so crews can resume renovation projects that include lighting, fencing and the installation of a large Airline Flight Display Board. During this temporary usage, motorists will only be able to use this lot during the daylight hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists must remain with their vehicles.
Because of high interest since the announcement of the first cell phone lot, Lambert has found space to add a second temporary cell phone lot location for Thanksgiving week. The East Cell Phone lot is located one-half mile east of the East Terminal on Air Cargo Road in the Lambert Air Cargo Facility. There are approximately 75 spaces available. The same temporary regulations apply.