San Diego International Airport, USA, has released a progress report on ‘The Green Build’ Terminal 2 expansion. It is reported that the development continues to move forward on time and on budget, with the opening date still set for summer 2013.
Construction crews have been working on flooring and wall and ceiling finishes, installing elevators and escalators and building new toilets. A new baggage handling system has been installed and testing has begun, with operation to be phased in over the coming months.
Development of the dual-level roadway continues while installation has begun on a white canopy over the kerb – a signature architectural feature of the renovation.
For spring 2013, the airport expects the new, expanded security checkpoint to open and the existing checkpoint to cease operations. The car park will welcome 600 additional spaces. Six new gates are due to open in Terminal 2 while five existing north concourse gates will temporarily close for upgrades. A new ticket lobby will open as well; the existing lobby is due to remain open during upgrades.
Once complete, The Green Build will provide ten new gates, a dual-level roadway to separate arriving and departing passengers, alongside new shopping and dining options.