LAWA UTILITIES & LAMP ENABLING PROJECT HONORED AS AVIATION WINNER AT CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION FOUNDATION AWARDS
05/27/2021 02:40 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 27, 2021
LAX Public Relations (424) 646-5260
LAWA UTILITIES & LAMP ENABLING PROJECT HONORED AS AVIATION WINNER AT CALIFORNIA
TRANSPORTATION FOUNDATION AWARDS
Los Angeles World Airports and Design-Builder Myers & Sons/Griffith Joint Venture Recognized at 39th Annual Awards
Relocating the Metro City Bus Plaza was one of 38 projects that laid the critical groundwork for
LAX's $5.5 billion modernization.
(Los Angeles, CA) On Thursday, the California Transportation Foundation held its annual Transportation Awards, at which Los Angeles World Airports' (LAWA) Utilities and Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP) Enabling Projects (LULEP) was recognized as the winner in the aviation project category.
A collaboration between LAWA and Myers & Sons/Griffith Joint Venture (MGJV), the three-year $300 million progressive design-build contract included 38 projects that set the foundation for the broader transformation underway, which includes an Automated People Mover (APM) system, Consolidated Rent-A-Car (ConRAC) facility and Intermodal Transportation Facilities (ITF).
"Our modernization projects would not be where they are today if it weren't for the hard work of everyone who helped complete these critical enabling projects," said Jake Adams, Deputy Executive Director, LAMP. "It took not only an extensive team effort, but also coordination and collaboration to complete these integral tasks and we are honored to share this award with MGJV."
The LULEP project site spanned more than 460 acres and MGJV managed and developed strong relationships with over 100 subcontractors and more than 25 city agencies in order to complete the project on time.
"Myers-Griffith was excited four years ago when we were chosen to help LAWA de-risk the LAMP program," said Clinton Myers, President, Myers and Sons Construction. "We were able to partner together to build some great projects including relocating the USO facilities, modifying the parking structure in the Central Terminal Area and moving several critical utilities. Thank you to the LAWA team and its executives in making a good project great."
Some of the key projects that were completed during the three-year contract included:
Underground duct bank relocations and installations, which will help power the new facilities
Relocation of Avis and the Metro City Bus Plaza, which was needed to start construction of LAX’s new mobility hub – the ITF-West
Shoofly on Aviation Boulevard, which is an auxiliary road built to help maintain vehicle through traffic between Century Boulevard and Arbor Vitae Street during heavy construction of the APM system
Demolition of buildings, including the Travelodge Motel in the Manchester Square Area, where the ConRAC facility is being built
With the completion of LULEP, LAX’s Roadway and Utility Enabling (RUE) project is now underway with a heavy focus on construction of the 98th Street extension. The road, which currently ends at Bellanca Avenue, will extend all the way to the 405 Freeway where new on and off-ramps will be built to the southbound side of the 405.
LAX, the third-busiest airport in the world and second busiest in the United States in 2019, is in the midst of a $14.5-billion capital improvement program that will touch on all nine passenger terminals and build new facilities, including an Automated People Mover (APM) train, Consolidated Rent-A-Car (ConRAC) facility and a 12- to 15-gate Bradley West Gates addition to the Tom Bradley International Terminal.
In 2019, LAX served nearly 88.1 million passengers and offered an average of 700 daily nonstop flights to 113 destinations in the U.S. and 1,200 weekly nonstop flights to 91 markets in 46 countries on 72 commercial airlines.
LAX generates 620,600 jobs in Southern California, with labor income of $37.3 billion and economic output (business revenues) of more than $126.6 billion, according to an economic study based on 2014 operations. This activity added $6.2 billion to local and state revenues and $8.7 billion in federal tax revenues. The study also reported that LAX’s ongoing capital improvement program creates an additional 121,640 annual jobs with labor income of $7.6 billion and economic output of $20.3 billion; $966 million in state and local taxes; and $1.6 billion in federal tax revenues.
LAX is part of a system of two Southern California airports – along with Van Nuys general aviation – that are owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), a proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles that receives no funding from the City’s general fund.
LAWA is leading the aviation industry in sustainability practices, with initiatives related to water management, energy (electricity) management, air quality, recycling and natural resources management. In 2019, LAX received Level III ACI Airport Carbon Accreditation from Airport Councils International-Europe.
LAWA is also a leader in inclusivity, operating eight programs that provide opportunities for business enterprises including local, small, minority-owned, veteran-owned and disadvantaged firms, and working together with community partners to offer the HireLAX Apprenticeship Readiness Program, which targets local workers to make them ready for rewarding careers in the construction trades, and the Build LAX Academy, designed to prepare small contracting businesses for success when working on projects at LAX.
LAX was named a top-10 U.S. airport by SKYTRAX in 2018, and was honored as the “Most Innovative Airport for Passenger Experience” in 2019 by the American Association of Airport Executives. LAX is the second-most popular airport in the world to appear on Instagram, according to wego.com. Other recent honors have included selection as the No. 9 Best Airport (Wall Street Journal); No. 7 Best On-Time Performance for a Mega-Hub Airport (OAG); one of “The World’s Best Airports for Business Travelers” (GlobeHunters); Public-Private Partnership of the Year (P3 Bulletin); Urth Caffe, Best Airport Coffee Concession of the Year (Global FAB Awards); Innovation of the Year, Consolidated Rent-A-Car Facility (ARTBA); Best Project, United Airlines Terminal 7 and 8 Redevelopment Program (Engineering News Record California); North American Public-Private Partnership Deal of the Year (IJ Global); and Innovative Transportation Solution of the Year, Automated People Mover (WTS LA).
As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities. Alternative formats in large print, braille, audio, and other forms (if possible) will be provided upon request.