Construction is at the halfway point on the $1-billion Green Build expansion project at San Diego International Airport.

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Terminal-side construction is under way.

The project, which is aiming for LEED silver, is on schedule and within budget, according to airport officials, and is moving toward a summer 2013 completion.

Construction crews are currently working on the dual-level roadway, which will relieve curb-front congestion in front of Terminal 2 when complete, according to airport spokeswoman Katie Jones. Concrete decks have been poured, and in the coming months, two new pedestrian bridges will be installed, reaching from the roadway to the terminal, she says.

Work is ongoing inside the new terminal expansion as well, as crews build out the interior space into gate waiting areas, bathrooms, concessions areas and storage rooms. The building’s exterior finishes are also currently being installed.

The design-build project will add 10 gates, the dual-level roadway, more security lanes, expanded waiting areas and more shopping and dining areas. Jones says 1,000 construction jobs will be created at the project’s peak.

Two joint venture teams are leading the construction effort: Kiewit/Sundt is overseeing the land-side portion (roadway, parking, curbside work) while Turner/PCL/Flatiron is handling the air-side project (which includes a three-story, 460,000-sq-ft expansion of Terminal 2, expanded concessions, 1.5 million sq ft of new taxiway and jet parking). HNTB is the architect.