Airport Construction Alert: Pile Driving to Take Place on North Side of Airport

The Airport Authority has begun construction on a receiving and distribution center on the north side of Lindbergh Field. Initial construction activity includes pile driving, which will take place starting on March 26 and continue over 5 consecutive working days during daytime hours. We are working to minimize any disruption by pre-drilling for the piles. However, depending on proximity to the pile driving, you may hear noise or feel vibration.

The new building will be a central delivery location for food, beverage, retail and other goods that serve the airport and its travelers. When complete, the receiving and distribution center will help reduce traffic on surrounding roadways by directing all truck deliveries to this one location; airport vehicles will then be used to deliver materials to the terminal via on-airport roadways. This is expected to remove 50-75 truck trips per day from Harbor Drive.


The anticipated opening date for the 21,000 square-foot facility is November 2012.



 Rendering of the airport's Centralized Receiving and Distribution Center

A rendering of the Centralized Receiving and Distribution Center





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About North Side Construction


The receiving and distribution center is one component of a series of improvement projects on the north side of Lindbergh Field. Other planned projects include:


  • Consolidated Rental Car Facility (CONRAC) - a facility to house all rental car companies in a single building. This will reduce the number of rental car shuttle buses circulating between rental car lots and the airport.
  • Fixed-Base Operator (FBO) Building - a larger, more environmentally friendly facility will be built for the FBO, which provides services such as hangars and fueling for general aviation aircraft.
  • Washington Street Entrance Realignment - to streamline entry/exit from the airfield and improve the safety of the intersection.

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