Don’t get me wrong. No one is happier than me that LaGuardia Airport is going to get a long-overdue makeover [“A new future for LaGuardia,” Editorial, June 12]. The airport has been a big part of my life.

When I was 10 or 11, the central terminal was my playground. Coins I found in pay phones paid for lunch and a ballgame on many a summer Saturday. I’ve also been there hundreds of times as a regular business traveler in the last 40 years.

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What concerns me, however, is the worsening state of parking there during what will be years of construction.

Travelers are being directed to a remote lot near the Marine Air Terminal. When the new Terminal C garage was being built, Lot 4 was overwhelmed — frequently full — and remote Lot 5 was just about full.

My request is that the reconstruction planners do not treat parking as an afterthought. I hope they do their utmost to provide real-time information about availability, along with clear, well-placed signs to direct us to available spaces and, perhaps, some additional off-property parking with frequent and predictable shuttles to the terminals.

Tom Blewitt, Port Jefferson