As Sundt and joint venture partner Kiewit Construction are in the final stages of a $227 million terminal expansion project at San Diego International Airport, Sundt has been awarded another high-profile job by the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority: construction of a $180 million rental car center. It will be built with joint venture partner Austin Commercial.
The Austin/Sundt Joint Venture will serve as the Construction Manager at Risk for the project, which is intended to help the airport shift rental car facilities to a centralized location on the north side of Lindbergh Field.
“This project is the first major component of the airport’s long-range plan to reduce airport traffic congestion and bring passengers closer to Interstate 5 and commuter rail lines,” said Jon Wald, senior vice president of Sundt Construction. “The facility also will help improve air quality by removing multiple shuttle vans from the streets and will simplify the trip to and from a single, centralized rental car lot for passengers.”
Design and preconstruction work have already begun. Construction is on schedule to start in May 2013 and conclude in July 2015.