LAX takes next step with ITF-West

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The first foundation pour has taken place for Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) future parking and mobility hub – the Intermodal Transportation Facility – West (ITF-West).

The 1,700,000ft2 (157,935m2 ) facility will provide pickup/drop-off locations and parking options outside the airport’s Central Terminal Area (CTA).

“With the ITF-West foundation pour, we have officially kicked off meaningful construction of this critical project for LAX’s modernization,” said Fadi Nassar, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) project manager, ITF-West. “The foundation work lays the roadmap for construction, and we look forward to many more milestones on the way to opening in 2021.”

The ITF-West is a four-story parking structure and mobility hub located between Westchester Parkway and 96th Street. The facility will feature approximately 4,300 parking stalls, valet parking services, meet and greet space and smart parking capabilities that will let guests know how many spaces are left on each level of the structure. A shuttle will provide access to and from the CTA when ITF-West opens in 2021. In 2023, when the Automated People Mover (APM) train system is operational, ITF-West will feature direct connection to the APM station via two pedestrian bridges.

It is one of the major components of LAX’s Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP), which includes the 2.25-mile (3.6km) APM elevated train system with six stations total – three inside the Central Terminal Area (CTA) and three outside – as well as a consolidated rent-a-car facility and roadway improvements.

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