LAX Modernization Projects Among Largest Construction Projects
The pandemic has impacted airports around the world as air travel declines sharply. But passengers will be back and now is a great time to improve facilities. With less of an impact on the public, COVID-19 construction activity has strong with some of the biggest projects continuing in Los Angeles County. Four of the five biggest are at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
#1: New 2-story ground support equipment facility and hangar with dock LAX Modernization Projects Among Largest Construction Projects
Once completed, this multi-faceted project will consolidate the United Airlines current east and west campuses into a single location to allow for more efficient and effective maintenance of existing aircraft.
Billed as a “state-of-the-art facility,” it will house 23 aircraft in a variety of sizes, from A319 narrow body to B777/B787 wide body aircraft. This new United Airlines East Aircraft Maintenance Hangar will have technology allowing plane engines to be powered down during maintenance, reducing emissions.
This has been a complex project with many stages and began with the demolition of facilities in the East Maintenance Facility lease area in 2018. Construction is expected to be complete by late 2020. Location: 6010-6020 W. Avion Dr.; Cost: $139,500,000
#2: New central terminal area center (CTA Center) open station and pedestrian walkway connection
Many improvements to the fourth-busiest airport in the world (and second busiest in the United States) focus on relieving congestion and improving security measures, leading to an overall enhanced traveler experience. The addition of a new central terminal area center (CTA Center) gives customers a more predictable and reliable commute to and from the airport. The Automated People Mover (APM) will link a total of six stations (three stations in the CTA and three outside). Location: 251 W. Center Way CTA; Cost: $93,346,751
#3: New Central Terminal area east (CTA-East) open station for LAX automated people mover project
Elevated approximately 68 feet above grade and spanning Center Way, the East CTA Station will connect to Terminal 7 and Parking Structure 1 via elevated pedestrian bridges. The location will also be just a short ride to the new Intermodal Transportation Facilities and the Consolidated Rent-A-Car (ConRAC) Facility, conveniently located adjacent to the 405 freeway. Location: 150 W. Center Way; Cost: $58,114,463
#4: New east Intermodal Transportation Facility open station for LAX Automated People Mover project
The Intermodal Transportation Facility (ITF East/West) will be the main connection point for passengers arriving at LAX via public transportation, taxi or shuttle. The facility will have drop-off/pick-up locations, private vehicle parking, concessions, ticketing and information kiosks, and short and long-term parking options.
From 2021 to 2023, a shuttle will provide transportation between the ITF East and West sites and the CTA. It is expected to connect to the airport’s Central Terminal Area via the APM in 2023. Location: 9600 S. Aviation Blvd.; Cost: $52,353,747
LAMP lights the way to future of LAX
Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP) promises to modernize one of the country’s busiest airports and make getting around much more efficient. Peek in on the progress via the Los Angeles World Airports’ Construction Progress Cameras.
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