Crossfield Taxiway Project at LAX
In 2008, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) began work on its multi-year modernization program at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The $90 million Crossfield Taxiway Project marked the beginning of the airport’s multi-billion dollar construction program. The Project widened and strengthened two existing cross-field taxiways immediately west of the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT). The new 3,437-foot-long taxiway also provided an alternative to the current cross-field routes, which were too narrow to accommodate the larger Airbus A380. Required work included demolishing existing structures, replacing deteriorated concrete and asphalt pavement with new pavement, installing new airfield signage, lighting systems and pavement markings, and improving storm drains. The project also relocated facilities, including taxiways and parking areas, constructed a new Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Facility and added a new service road and utility corridor. Overall, the project improved the safety and efficiency of aircraft ground movement and alleviated periodic congestion that had been occurring on existing taxiways.
Location: Los Angeles, California
Client: Los Angeles World Airports
Project Cost: $88 million
KDG provided resident engineering, scheduling, and document controls support to the project. Our staff provided QA/QC and field engineering oversight and monitored the Contractor’s compliance with the plans and specifications. Our staff was responsible for coordinating the permit issues and approvals with the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) and managed the design, construction and schedule requirements with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP).