Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) in the US will open its new six-acre, 1.8-million-square-foot parking structure worth $271m by July 2010.

The US-based construction company Clark Public will be involved in the parking construction project, which is a part of the airport’s $1.3bn comprehensive modernisation programme.

The project includes construction of the new Terminal B and concourse, renovation of Terminal A androadway improvements, businesswire.com reports.

The new parking construction began in October 2008 and is expected to be complete by 2010. The seven-deck structure will accommodate the airport’s rental car companies.

Clark teamed up with general contractor Hensel Phelps Construction Company and Watry Design to design and manage its team in the massive parking project.

The new rental car facility will make SJC more convenient and attractive for passengers by placing rental cars within walkable distance from the new terminal B.

Unlike other commercial airports no secondary transit mode will be required to reach the rental car centres.

Mineta San José International Airport is owned and operated by the City of San José which serves 9.7 million passengers and handled approximately 162 million pounds of air cargo in 2008.