The LAX Master Plan modernizes the runway and taxiway system, redevelops the
terminal area, improves access to the airport, and enhances passenger safety,
security, and convenience
Improves Airport Safety
Center Taxiways to Improve Airfield Safety. The airport's north runway
system will be reconfigured to accommodate a center taxiway and improve the
separation between the runways. The southernmost north runway (Runway 24L) will
be relocated approximately 340 feet south, which will require the demolition of
existing Terminals 1, 2, and 3, and the northern portion of the Tom Bradley
International Terminal (TBIT). On the south runway system, the southernmost
runway (Runway 25L) will be relocated approximately 50 feet south to accommodate
a new center taxiway between the south runways. The new center taxiways will
improve airfield safety and reduce the possibility of runway incursions.
Gate Space to Accommodate Approximately 78.9 Million Annual Passengers (MAP).
Gate space is reconfigured to accommodate larger gates for current and
next-generation aircraft associated with international and long haul domestic
travel. The number of aircraft gates will decrease from the existing 163 to 153
to place practical constraints on numbers of operations and passengers handled
and limit the throughput of LAX to approximately 78.9 MAP.
Reconfigured Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT). New hold rooms
and departure gates capable of handling wide-body aircraft will be added to the
west side of TBIT to replace the existing remote hardstands on the west end of
Satellite Concourse to Accommodate Relocated Gates. A new Satellite
Concourse just west of the Tom Bradley International Terminal will replace the
gates demolished in the removal of Terminals 1, 2, 3, and the north side of TBIT
due to the construction of the north runway complex and center taxiway. The
Satellite Concourse will be connected to the Central Terminal Area (CTA) by an
underground people mover.
New Security Measures for the 21st Century
Redeveloped Central Terminal Area (CTA). The CTA will be reconfigured to
provide for security improvements and enhanced passenger conveniences. The
existing parking structures will be demolished and replaced by passenger
terminals that will provide for improved ticketing, baggage processing, and
concessions. The new facilities will include additional levels of screening and
be constructed to accommodate the federal mandate of 100 percent security
screening of all checked baggage. Vehicle access to the CTA will be restricted
to FlyAway buses, service and emergency vehicles to protect against the
devastating impacts to airport users and airport operations by a car or truck
West Employee Parking Structure Improves Security; Reduces Traffic Impacts.
A new 12,000-space parking structure will be constructed on the west end of the
airport property to provide improved and consolidated employee security
screening facilities. By locating this facility on the west side of the airport
property, natural dispersion of air emissions is improved. Employee-related
traffic is separated from local and passenger traffic to improve access for all.
Ground Transportation Center to Provide Safe, Convenient Passenger Service.
A new Ground Transportation Center (GTC) built in the northeast end of the
airport property will serve as the site for parking and curbside passenger
pick-up and drop-off. This facility will replace the existing drop-off/pick-up
curbside and long-term parking in Lot C with new facilities in the Manchester
Square area. The GTC will provide for increased security by separating passenger
processing from the parking areas. Passenger and baggage security screening will
be accomplished at the GTC. Security measures such as the use of canine patrol
units, advanced technology devices, random searches and behavioral observation
will also be employed. The new facility offers space and increased flexibility
to respond and implement enhanced security measures. From this facility, there
is also increased convenience as passengers are transported to the CTA via an
automated people mover in approximately five minutes.
Improves Ground Transportation Measures
Intermodal Transportation Center to Improve Transit Connections. A new
Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC) located at the northeast corner of
Imperial Highway and Aviation Boulevard will provide the primary short-term
parking for the airport with access by people mover to the CTA with one stop at
a new consolidated rental car facility. The ITC will improve transit access with
a direct connection to the Metro Green Line's Aviation Station and serve as the
connecting point for regional transit buses and future MTA rapid buses. Security
screening measures employed at the GTC will also be conducted at the ITC.
Direct Connection to Metro Green Line. A pedestrian bridge with moving
walkways will connect the Green Line Imperial/Aviation Station directly to the
ITC and the people mover system to the CTA.
Consolidated Rental Car Facility. The Consolidated Rental Car Facility
(RAC) will consolidate all on-airport rental car operations for LAX for
convenience of passengers and efficiencies of rental car companies. It will be
connected via a people mover to the CTA and ITC to reduce the traffic impacts of
multiple shuttle buses. Security screening of passengers and baggage will be
conducted prior to boarding the people mover trains.
Automated People Mover Improves Passenger Convenience and Reduces Traffic.
An automated people mover system will connect the GTC, RAC, and ITC to the CTA.
The trains will be designed to accommodate passengers, well-wishers, baggage and
baggage carts. Service will be available every two minutes with an average wait
of just one minute.
Expanded FlyAway Program Offers Exclusive Service to CTA. The FlyAway
program will offer customers exclusive access to the internal CTA curb front.
FlyAway customers will have premium handling of luggage and ticketing services
at the airport curb front. Additional FlyAway terminal locations will be
established throughout the region. The program encourages the use of
high-occupancy vehicles from locations outside the airport area and results in
reduced congestion and air emissions. Airport security screening will be
accomplished at the FlyAway terminals.
Reconfigured On- and Off-Airport Roadways Reduces Traffic Impacts. New
on-airport roadway systems adding more than 36 lane-miles connect the GTC and
ITC and improve the flow of airport traffic. Approximately 5.5 lane-miles of
proposed City surface street improvements around LAX will provide more efficient
access to the multiple access nodes to LAX (e.g. GTC, ITC, RAC, CTA). Mitigation
plans include direct, non-stop connections between the I-105 and I-405 Freeways
to the new airport facilities.
Provides Job Opportunities
Construction Jobs. Development of these facilities will create nearly
49,000 direct construction jobs in Los Angeles County.