February 29, 2024

Vacationers by way of the San Diego Worldwide Airport (SAN) will entry Terminal 1 by way of new driver and pedestrian entrances beginning Friday, Oct. twenty seventh.

The brand new entrances – that are part of an ongoing effort to modernize and replace the power – will come up earlier for drivers going west on N. Harbor Drive, close to Liberator Means. The brand new pedestrian path begins close to the North Harbor Drive and Harbor Island Drive intersection. 

The previous entrance will probably be closed completely, mentioned San Diego Worldwide Airport spokesperson Nicole Corridor. She mentioned that the upgrades are half of a bigger, decades-overdue change.

“When Terminal 1 opened, it was designed to deal with about 2 million individuals within the first yr. And that was in 1967,” Corridor mentioned. “In 2019, that very same terminal dealt with virtually 12 million.”

The New Terminal 1 undertaking (abbreviated to New T1) started in late 2021 with environmental sustainability and resilience to rising sea ranges in thoughts. It can additionally boast extra safety lanes, a play space for kids, bicycle parking areas, and different facilities.

The brand new entrances will even enable building crews to work on the New T1 Parking Plaza, which is scheduled to open in late 2024. The up to date construction will add 750 extra parking areas, bringing the full to five,200. Ten % of parking areas within the new construction will probably be outfitted with charging stations for electrical automobiles.

The total undertaking is predicted to be accomplished by late 2028.