O'Hare closing cheapest parking lot Wednesday
Remote Parking Lot F at O'Hare International Airport is closing Wednesday, giving travelers with cars still parked there until Aug. 1 to remove them.
In its place, Chicago will build a nine-story, $782 million parking structure that also houses car rentals just southeast of Mannheim and Zemke roads.
Travelers can use Parking Lots E and G, also on Mannheim. Lot F offered the city's cheapest daily parking rates at $9, however, fees at Lot G will drop to $10 from $14 daily starting Aug. 1. Lot E will continue to charge $17 a day.
The city is also moving its O'Hare Cell Phone Lot to across from Lot E where it will be accessible from Bessie Coleman Drive. The Cell Phone Lot was located inside Lot F.
As part of the project, O'Hare's elevated train that transports fliers to terminals will be extended by 2,000 feet from where it ends in Economy Parking Lot E to the new parking structure. The change will mean losing some parking spaces in Lot E.
Rental cars, service counters and kiosks will occupy the first three floors of the structure. Public parking will take up the rest of the floors.