SD Airport Terminal 1 Pedestrian Bridge Removal Begins

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Anyone traveling to San Diego International Airport this week should expect traffic congestion and delays due to the demolition of the Terminal 1 pedestrian bridge.

According to airport officials, starting Tuesday, vehicles will be re-routed through Terminal 1’s current transport islands for drop-off and passenger pick-up.

“It’s just about managing expectations and making sure you plan ahead,” said Sabrina LoPiccolo, senior communications specialist.

Those using taxis, carpools, courtesy vehicles or rental car buses will need to cross the Terminal 1 pedestrian crossing and walk to the parking lot.

Airport officials added: “Airport parking is extremely limited at this time.”

They suggest reserving on-site parking or using off-site parking.

  • Sheraton San Diego Hotel
  • Aladdin Airport Parking
  • Laurel Travel Center – Jazz Parking
  • Wally Park
  • San Diego Park, Fly Shuttle
  • San Diego Airport Parking Company.

The removal of the bridge is expected to last until Friday.
The construction is part of San Diego Airport’s project to replace Terminal 1.

In 2019, LoPiccolo explained that the entire airport handled 25.2 million travelers.

“We’re going to keep growing and that’s something the community really needs. Anyone who has flown from Terminal One understands that it’s quite small and crowded and there aren’t many dining options,” she said.

She said the new terminal will have more gates, security lines and parking spaces.

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