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As one of the nation's busiest airports, LAX is a vital gateway to and from Southern California and the world. It is also one of the region's most important economic engines. Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), the city department that owns and operates LAX, continually works to enhance safety, security and service at the airport. As part of this ongoing effort, LAWA has launched a series of capital improvement projects under the "Re:LAX It’s All Good" banner.

These projects will improve airfield safety, facilitate more efficient baggage security screening, incorporate the latest information technology, and enhance passenger comfort and convenience. Together they mean better travel ahead. As with any construction project, there will be some temporary adjustments to everyday operations that travelers may experience. We appreciate your patience while these improvements are made and we will provide ongoing updates on progress and what to expect. We will do all we can to minimize any inconvenience.

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  Bradley West Project Fact Sheet
             The $1.545 Billion project will provide greater capacity to the Tom Bradley International Terminal’s west side with new gates to comfortably accommodate passenger loads for 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.

          Fact Sheet
  Tom Bradley International Terminal Modernization
             $723.5 million for in-line baggage screening system and interior improvements enhances customer service and convenience in LAX's international gateway terminal
  Enhanced Passenger Experience at Tom Bradley International Terminal
             The Enhanced Passenger Experience at the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) is another aspect of the international terminal’s revitalization. Its focus is on the aesthetic, rather than the practical, utilitarian aspects of the main modernization. This project focused on providing a “WOW Factor” the baggage claim area in Customs, Arrivals “Meeters and Greeters” and the mezzanine food court area.

          Fact Sheet 
  Video Art Project, Tom Bradley International Terminal
             In collaboration with the L.A. Department of Cultural Affairs and under the City of Los Angeles’s Public Percent-for-Art Program, LAX created permanent video art displays at the Tom Bradley International Terminal Arrivals Lobby. The $250,000 art project creates an impressive and engaging environment for airport travelers and visitors.

          Fact Sheet 
  South Airfield Improvement Project
             Construction of the new $333-million runway and center taxiway helps increase traveler safety

  In-line Baggage Screening Systems
             $642-million program will improve and automate the screening of checked baggage in Terminal 3 and the Tom Bradley International Terminal
          Fact Sheet
  Central Terminal Area Refurbishment Program
             Interior upgrades will give terminals a brighter, more modern look while the Theme Building renovation helped restore and preserve this landmark building

  Runway Status Lights
             The installation of the $7 million state-of-the-art system helps increase airfield safety
          Fact Sheet
  Crossfield Taxiway Project
             The $89 million Crossfield Taxiway Project will connect the north and south airfield complexes at LAX with improved safety and efficiency.
          Fact Sheet
  Elevator, Escalator and Moving Walkway Modernization
             This $270-million project will replace outdated systems with new, efficient, energy saving units to help speed passengers to their destinations
          Fact Sheet
  LAX LAFD Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) Station No. 80
             The $13,546,500 ARFF will improve 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 will be located on the airfield to respond to emergencies immediately.
          Fact Sheet