LAWA approves $336.5m terminal expansion at Los Angeles Airport

23 January 2018 (Last Updated January 23rd, 2018 10:07)

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has approved a $336.5m contract to extend the terminals at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in the US.

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has approved a $336.5m contract to extend the terminals at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in the US.

Austin Commercial will design and build the extensions that will see the construction of seven structures from the airport’s nine terminals.

The structures are expected to facilitate movement between the terminals and upcoming automated people mover (APM) stations. They will include staircases, escalators, elevators and walkways.

“This project will connect our guests to our regional transportation system, and create construction jobs, ensuring that the local workforce is part of building the future of LAX.”

LAWA CEO Deborah Flint says: “I’m pleased to begin 2018 with a significant advancement of the LAMP programme, one that will create a world-class experience when travelling to and from the airport, and within our terminals.

“This project will ultimately connect our guests to our regional transportation system, and it will also create construction jobs, ensuring that the local workforce is part of building the future of LAX.”

Expected to be completed by 2021, the new facilities will also provide spaces for offices and various airport facilities such as baggage claims, restrooms and airport lounges.

LAWA Planning and Development Group deputy executive director Cynthia Guidry added: “By connecting LAX by an elevated train to Metro, parking, and other transportation options, we will usher in a new era of convenience and accessibility for all who visit LAX.”