--- The LAX Modernization at a Glance---
This comprehensive fact sheet provides a brief description of all ongoing and completed capital improvement projects at Los Angeles International Airport.
--- FUN FACTS ---
Only at LAX, some fun statistics that put the airport’s modernization into perspective.
--- MAJOR PROJECTS CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION ---
The New Tom Bradley International Terminal
This project will provide greater capacity to the existing Tom Bradley International Terminal with new gates to comfortably accommodate passenger loads for the larger new generation aircraft and a great hall for premier dining and retail shopping. It is considered to be the largest public works project in the history of the City of Los Angeles and it will create 4,000 construction related jobs over the course of the four-year project schedule.
Central Utility Plant Replacement
This $438 million project will replace the 50-year old existing Central Utility Plant (CUP) with a more modern and energy efficient facility
Elevator, Escalator, and Moving Walkway Modernization
This $270 million project will replace outdated pieces of equipment with new, efficient, energy saving units to help speed passengers to their destinations.
In-line Baggage Handling and Screening System Program
The In-Line Baggage Handling & Screening System program will improve and automate the security screening of checked baggage at all LAX terminals and will make travel through LAX safer, faster and more convenient. The total cost of the program covering all nine LAX terminals is estimated at $613 million, with TSA reimbursement expected to total $460 million.
Terminal 5 Renovation
This $229-million renovation/ modernization is improving passenger service and security with a completed new in-line baggage screening system, expansion and streamlining of the passenger screening check points and international passenger processing facilities. A new baggage claim facility, new elevators and escalators and new passenger amenities such as lounges and exciting dining options embody LAX’s commitment to both international and domestic travelers.
Runway Status Light Project
The $7 million state-of-the-art system helps increase airfield safety by using a series of lights embedded in the pavement to warn pilots if it is unsafe to cross or enter a runway, or to take off. The installation of this system significantly reduces the possibility of airfield incursions, making LAX much safer for the traveling public. A prototype system was installed in June of 2009 with a full system scheduled for completion by 2013.
LAX Curbside Appeal Project
This $43 million enhancement will provide a new, dramatically upgraded look for the LAX Central Terminal Area (CTA) with the installation of modern lighting, wayfinding components, and new canopies for the airport terminals.
--- COMPLETED PROJECTS ---
Terminal 6 Renovation
Completed March 2012
This $238-million renovation/modernization project increased lobby space, replaced traditional ticketing counters with new check-in kiosks, bag-check stations, and a behind-the-scenes in-line baggage handling system. Additional security screening checkpoints were added to facilitate quicker screening.
Completed November 2011
The $165-million Taxilane S opened for use on November 17, 2011. This project constructed a 3,785-foot long taxilane to connect Taxiway B on the south airfield and Taxiway E on the north airfield and provides ramp access to aircraft .
LAX Airport Response Coordination Center (ARCC)
Completed December 2010
The $13.9-million Airport Response Coordination Center (ARCC) acts as a high-tech nerve center that streamlines operational efficiency and crisis management capabilities via one dedicated facility staffed by both airport and federal agency personnel. An adjacent room houses the Incident Management Center (IMC), which is activated in the event of a critical incident or airport emergency. The IMC acts as a command center and integrates all resources of responding airport divisions and federal agencies.
LAX LAFD Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) Station No. 80
Completed November 2010
The $13.5 million ARFF improves airfield safety by doubling the size of the original facility with seven bays to house and maintain rescue vehicles and emergency response equipment as well as accommodate 14 firefighters. Station 80 is centrally located on the LAX airfield to respond to emergencies immediately.
Theme Building Renovation
Completed June 2010
The $12.3 million project renovated the exterior of the iconic Theme Building and included a unique Tuned Mass Damper to seismically retrofit the building
Tom Bradley International Terminal Modernization
Completed May 2010
The $737 million Tom Bradley International Terminal Modernization Project upgraded the facility with a new in-line baggage screening system and interior improvements to enhance customer service and convenience in LAX's international gateway terminal.
Crossfield Taxiway Project (Taxiway R)
Completed May 2010
The $138 million Crossfield Taxiway Project connects the north and south airfield complexes at LAX with improved safety and efficiency.
South Airfield Improvement Project
Completed June 2008
This $333 million project relocated Runway 25L/7R 55 feet to the south of its previous location to provide room for a new center taxiway to improve runway safety.