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LAWA Utility and Landside Access Modernization Program Enabling Project at LAX

Los Angeles, California

Market Sector

Aviation

Type

Landside Infrastructure

Services Provided

Construction Phase Services, Construction Management, Program Management, Planning, Design

Region

Americas

T.Y. Lin International (TYLI) served as the Prime Design Engineer for Los Angeles World Airports' (LAWA) Utility and Landside Access Modernization Program Enabling Project (LULEP) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The design-build contract enabled LAWA's ongoing Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP) at LAX.

TYLI's key projects under LULEP included new roadways and parking facilities, new and relocated underground utilities to serve LAX and the new LAMP facilities, the relocation of the Avis Car Rental Facility (the busiest Avis facility in the world), and the relocation of the Metro City Bus Plaza, among other projects.

These projects were required to prepare the Central Terminal Area and surrounding areas at LAX for construction of the new Automated People Mover (APM), Consolidated Rent-A-Car (ConRAC) facility, and the Intermodal Transportation Facilities (ITFs).

Other LULEP projects included the new shoofly on Aviation Boulevard to maintain through-traffic between Century Boulevard and Arbor Vitae Street, a new bus holding lot off Airport Boulevard, the redesign of Parking Lots C and E, a new 98th Street easterly extension, and modifications to Parking Structure 4.

Project Highlights:

  • The goal of the combined projects is to improve travelers' experience by reducing congestion points and increasing convenient access to one of the world's busiest airports.
  • TYLI successfully delivered 38 different projects over three years to complete the LULEP project, supporting LAWA and contributing to the modernization and economic growth of LAX.
  • Multiple alternatives and phasing scenarios were developed for most projects to minimize adverse impacts to the traveling public in a very congested environment around LAX.
  • TYLI's design work included close collaboration with design subconsultants, the construction contractor, LAWA, the City and County of Los Angeles, LA Metro, contractors for the new APM, ConRAC facility, and ITFs, and more.
  • Relocation of the Avis Rental Car operations required extensive stakeholder coordination for over a year to gain permitting approvals.