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Swinerton Builders to design and construct new LAX intermodal facility

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) has given the green light to Swinerton Builders to design and construct its new Intermodal Transportation Facility–West (ITF-West), an integral component of the Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP).

According to LAX operator, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), the contract is for a not-to-exceed amount of $209 million.

The ITF-West, located between Westchester Parkway and 96th Street, is a five-level parking structure containing approximately 4,700 parking spaces, a dedicated concessions area, and the LAX Security and Badging Office.

It will also include a pick-up and drop-off kerb for both commercial and private vehicles and will be served by new roadways providing direct access to the facility.

The ITF-West station, located adjacent to the parking structure, will eventually provide a direct connection with the terminals via the Automated People Mover (APM) system, says LAWA, "vastly improving the guest experience". 
If all goes to plan ITF-West will be operational in 2021 and provide much needed parking capacity to serve LAX travellers. A shuttle will temporarily transport guests to and from the ITF-West until the APM is operational in 2023. 

“Today’s approval to build the ITF-West represents another milestone in developing a more reliable and convenient way for travelers to access the terminals,” said Sean Burton, president of LAWA's Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC).

“Earlier this year, we awarded the contract to build an Automated People Mover and later this year we plan to award the Consolidated Rent-a-Car (ConRAC) facility contract. Together, these projects will provide much needed parking and traffic relief for our passengers and the community." 

LAWA currently has 8,300 parking spaces in the seven terminal loop structures. With the addition of 4,700 spaces at the ITF-West, travelers will see a 57% increase in parking space options.

“We are continuously working to improve the guest experience at LAX,” enthused LAWA CEO, Deborah Flint/

“This new facility will allow for travellers to park and ride to the terminals without coming into the terminal loop.”

The ITF-West also includes construction of new pedestrian walkways and plazas that will integrate the facility with the surrounding area.
Two new roadways will also be built to the west and north of the ITF-West to improve vehicle flow.

The ground floor of the facility will be the new 25,000 square foot home for the LAX Security and Badging Office, which currently is located on World Way West on the west side of the airport.

Once this facility is built, over 55,000 badged LAX employees will be able to access the office via public transit.

Level two of the ITF-West will feature pedestrian walkways that connect the parking structure with an APM station as well as 5,000 square feet of dedicated concession shell space and other passenger amenities. 

Swinerton provides commercial construction and construction management services throughout the United States and is a 100% employee-owned company.

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