Traffic will move more efficiently through Lindbergh Field’s traffic lanes starting August 13, when the second level opens allowing vehicles to drop off departing passengers, said Thella Bowens, President and CEO of the San Diego County Airport Authority.
The 400,000 square feet project was part of a $900 million plan for to add space for new gates, vendors and food options. The cost of the expansion was paid for by facility chargers from travelers, bonds and federal grants.
“It’s a very energy efficient design,” said project director Dan McGukin, referring to the environmentally friendly construction and design.
The project is currently in the running for a gold L.E.E.D. certification, McGukin said.
“There’s lots of outdoor lighting. This is a recycled landfill area called a land use reuse which adds some points,” said McGukin.
Terminal 2 will also be pet friendly – it comes with a doggie bathroom.