Crossfield Taxiway Project at LAX

  • The $90 million Crossfield Taxiway Project marked the beginning of the multi-billion dollar construction program currently in progress at LAX.

  • Work included extensive demolition and replacement of existing deteriorated concrete and asphalt pavement with new pavement.

  • Extensive coordination was required to deliver the $90 million project over a 14-month period.

  • At more than 3,400 feet long and 100 feet wide, the new Taxiway is the first of its kind at LAX constructed to accommodate a new generation of larger, heavier aircraft.


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.

Project Details

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Client: Los Angeles World Airports

Project Cost: $88 million

Project Responsibilities

Resident Engineering

Project Scheduling

Document Controls

KDG’s Responsibilities

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).