Taxilane S Improvement Project at LAX

  • The project required extensive site preparation, grading and trenching.

  • Work included relocation of existing fuel lines and utilities.

  • The new Taxilane S is situated just west of the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT).

  • The taxilane was constructed as part of a 400-foot-wide Portland Cement Concrete paved strip.

  • The new taxilane alleviates congestion and reduces delays at the airport’s existing taxiways.


The Taxilane S Improvement project represented the first phase of the future Dual Taxilane/Taxiway System between the planned Midfield Satellite Concourse and the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Construction took place in phases to ensure minimal impact to airport operations. The first part of the project called for the new construction of a concrete 3,785-foot-long taxilane (Taxilane S) that connects two existing Taxiways. The new taxilane was constructed as part of a 400-foot-wide Portland Cement Concrete paved strip. The airport’s Taxiway D was also extended by 1,000 feet in order to connect the passenger terminal area with Taxiway, which was completed in 2010. Additional work included relocating fuel lines and other utilities, all grading, airfield signage and lighting, and construction of power and communication duct banks. The project also relocated ancillary and support facilities located on the airfield. The new Taxilane S opened for use in November  2011.

Project Details

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Client: Los Angeles World Airports

Project Cost: $90 million

Project Responsibilities

Resident Engineeering

Project Scheduling

Document Controls

KDG’s Responsibilities

KDG provided resident engineering, project scheduling, and document controls services to the Taxilane S project. Our staff provided technical and engineering support and monitored the Contractor’s compliance with the building plans and specifications.   Document controls support  included monitoring submittals, change orders, requests for information (RFI) and creating monthly reports. Additionally, KDG coordinated permitting and construction schedules with LA City and County agencies, including the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) and the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS).