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Nicole Hall
Senior Communications Specialist

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New Entrances to Terminal 1 at San Diego International Airport Open October 27

Construction Continues on Roadways and New T1 Parking Plaza

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Visitors heading by foot and by car to San Diego International Airport (SAN) on N. Harbor Drive will access Terminal 1 via new entrances beginning October 27. The new entrances are a part of the airport’s New Terminal 1 (New T1) planning and construction.

Drivers heading westbound on N. Harbor Drive will see the new Terminal 1 entrance near Liberator Way. This will come up earlier for motorists than the previous entrance.

Pedestrians will access the airport from a new path which begins near the intersection of N. Harbor Drive and Harbor Island Drive.

Drivers should slow down, watch for signage and be prepared to share the road with construction vehicles.

The new entrances will also allow construction crews to continue work on the New T1 Parking Plaza, which is scheduled to open in late 2024. The five-level structure will offer 5,200 parking spaces — 750 more parking spaces than the old Terminal 1 surface parking lot.  Ten percent of parking spaces in the new parking structure will be equipped with charging stations for electric vehicles.

The first phase of the New T1 is scheduled to open in late summer 2025.

For a downloadable aerial map showing the new entrances, click here. To learn more about construction impacts, please visit New


Owned and operated by San Diego County Regional Airport Authority (Airport Authority), San Diego International Airport (SAN) is one of the busiest single-runway commercial service airports in the world and the third-busiest airport in California. SAN contributes nearly $12 billion in economic activity for the region by connecting the world to San Diego and San Diego to the world. In November 2021, the Airport Authority began construction on the New T1 which includes the replacement of the current Terminal 1, improvements to the airfield, improved transportation connectivity to the airport, and a new administration building. The New T1 program’s total project budget is $3.4 billion and is estimated to create between 15,000 to 20,000 construction-related jobs. For more information about the New T1 please visit For more information about SAN please visit


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