Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has announced the completion of the reclaimed waterline relocation project, which facilitates the future construction of several components of the Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP).
LAWA, in conjunction with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), built and connected a new reclaimed waterline on Westchester Parkway between Airport Boulevard and Jenny Avenue. The reclaimed waterline transports water that has been processed to remove waste and other contaminants, and then repurposed for irrigation and other industrial needs. Completion of the project was essential to the upcoming construction of the Automated People Mover (APM) train system and the Intermodal Transportation Facility – West (ITF-West).
“While it is a megaproject, the Landside Access Modernization Program is actually made up of a series of small and large construction projects, each one enabling the next,” said Bernardo Gogna, LAMP program executive, LAWA. “The completion of the new reclaimed waterline on Westchester Parkway is an important step in building the automated people mover train, the ITF-West and other components of our program.”
The APM will provide time-guaranteed access to Los Angeles International terminal area and relieve traffic congestion in and around the airport. The ITF-West will feature a 4,700 stall parking structure, a station for the APM, serve as new pick-up/drop-off location for airport visitors and house the new LAWA badging and security office. The ITF-West and APM are scheduled to be completed in 2021 and 2023, respectively.