California Construction News staff writer
The terminal roadway at LAX will be modernized with $50 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
“LAX is our gateway to the world, and every dollar we invest today will create prosperity for our region for generations to come,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said at the project announcement. “When complete, this project will help transform LAX into a more accessible, visitor-friendly destination – and join a long list of projects that are turning LAX into one of the premier airports in the world.”
The terminal roadways will be reconfigured and repaved, including a reconfiguration and modernization of the entrance to the Central Terminal Area. Upgrades and construction of an automated people mover system will transform the experience entering and exiting LAX and will help alleviate traffic congestion.
Funding is part of the Airport Terminal Program, one of three aviation programs created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The law provides $1 billion annually for five years for Airport Terminal grants.
“Americans deserve modern airports that meet the needs of their families and growing passenger demand,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “Funded through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, today’s grants will improve airport terminals while also creating good jobs in communities across the country.”
“I was very pleased when Los Angeles World Airports agreed to modernize LAX in order to improve safety and efficiency and enhance the passenger experience and do so in a way that would not cause adverse impacts for the people who live nearby,” said Rep. Waters. “I congratulate LAWA for consulting with its surrounding communities and for earning the support of a diverse group of local stakeholders.”
LAX is in the midst of a $15 billion capital Improvement Program, the largest public works program in the history of the City of Los Angeles. The overhaul touches all nine passenger terminals and includes the creation of new facilities, including the Automated People Mover train system and a Consolidated Rent-A-Car facility.
This past spring, Mayor Garcetti cut the ribbon for phase one of the Delta Sky Way project at LAX — a four-level, 770,000 square foot building that is part of a $2.3 billion modernization of Terminals 2 and 3.
Last year the LAX Economy Parking, a $294 million, 1.7-million-sq. ft. facility that has approximately 4,300 new parking stalls and a $477.5 million, 283,000 square-foot extension of Terminal 1 opened last year.