To accommodate the growing needs of air travelers, the San Diego International Airport is currently undergoing the largest construction project in its history. The Green Build consists of a series of improvements being made to the airport with sustainability and the environment in mind. It is scheduled to be completed by 2013.
The project includes 10 new jet gates at Terminal 2 and is designed to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Green principles such as the use of alternative energy sources, recycled materials and renewable resources, leading to decreased water usage and reduced energy consumption, have been built into the project. In fact, construction material waste from the project, such as concrete, is being recycled and reused on site.
More than 18 million passengers currently travel through the airport each year. That number is projected to increase to 27 – 33 million by 2030. San Diego Airport ranked above Los Angeles and San Francisco international airports in customer satisfaction in a survey released in February 2010.
During construction, visitors should allow extra time when traveling to San Diego International Airport to arrive at the terminal and check-in for their flights. The number of traffic lanes in front of Terminal 2 may be reduced to allow for construction of a dual-level roadway, potentially impacting curbside access.
For the most up-to-date information on the San Diego International airport construction you can sign up for construction e-alerts or call the hotline at (619) 400-2288.