Construction and development company Skanska has signed a five-year, US$334.9m contract with Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) to serve as the design-builder for the airport authority’s Roadways, Utilities and Enabling (RUE) project at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
The RUE project focuses on restoring and constructing roadways and utilities infrastructure that will enable ongoing and future work within LAWA’s Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP); this includes high-priority projects necessary to support the automated people mover, Consolidated Rent-a-Car facility and Intermodal Transportation Facility-West.
“The RUE builds on Skanska’s rich history of constructing impactful infrastructure projects in Los Angeles that transform transportation access, efficiency and connectivity across the city,” said Skanska USA executive vice president Mike Aparicio. “We are thrilled to partner with LAWA and bring our extensive transportation and transit infrastructure experience to the task of enabling a more seamless transit experience.”
The RUE contract consists of 16 separate and distinct projects, including:
- The 98th Street extension, which will extend that roadway from where it currently ends at Bellanca Avenue to the I-405 Freeway – and where improvements to the southbound freeway on- and off-ramps will also be completed;
- Extensive utility work within the LAX Central Terminal Area; and
- Construction of new wayfinding signage, which will be pivotal in helping travelers navigate the new LAX landscape once LAMP is completed.
Individual RUE projects have been advanced by LAWA to a minimum of 30% design completion, and in some cases to 100% design completion. The project will be completed in autumn 2025.