San Diego International Airport has reopened the Terminal 2 parking lot after adding 600 new spaces, bringing the total of short-term spaces to more than 1,300.

A statement from the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, which oversees the airport, said the lot had been temporarily closed in April 2011, to allow for construction on the dual-level roadway in front of the terminal and replacement of underground utilities.

The lot partially reopened in July 2012, providing 700 spaces.

The parking lot expansion is part of the airport’s $1 billion Green Build improvement project, set for completion in August. The project also includes 10 new passenger gates, with expanded shopping and dining options.

A new and expanded security checkpoint opened in March at Terminal 2.

— SDBJ Staff Report