Lindbergh Field’s $1 billion Green Build improvement project will be finished in phases as it moves towards its scheduled completion in August, said the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, the agency that manages the airport.

This spring, travelers should see an expanded security checkpoint in Terminal 2; 600 additional parking spaces in that terminal’s parking lot; a new ticket lobby; and the opening of six new gates, the agency said.

The largest construction project in the airport’s history adds 10 new gates at Terminal 2 along with a new dual-level roadway to separate arriving and departing passengers; a parking area for overnight jets; and a new concessions area.

At its peak, the Green Build had about 1,000 construction workers at the site, and in all, generated some 6,000 jobs, the airport authority said.

Some $350 million in contracts went to local businesses.

— SDBJ Staff Report