Los Angeles World Airports Board Approves Five-Year Contract with Skanska

Company Los Angeles International Airport
Date 09.09.2020

98th Street (above) will be extended to the 405 freeway as part of this project contract.

The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) approved the selection of Skanska USA Civil West California District, Inc. as the Design-Builder for the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Roadways, Utilities and Enabling (RUE) project. RUE will be responsible for several key individual projects and enabling work directly related to the Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP).

The projects to be delivered through this agreement with our partner Skanska are an integral part of delivering our LAMP program and other major capital improvements that will transform the LAX experience,” said Justin Erbacci, CEO, LAWA. “These projects also will allow LAWA to continue leading the way in creating opportunities for small and local businesses.

The five-year $334.9 million contract will provide for the next phase of enabling projects for the LAMP, focusing on high-priority projects necessary to support the Automated People Mover (APM), Consolidated Rent-A-Car (ConRAC) facility and Intermodal Transportation Facility (ITF)-West. The first phase of work, the LAWA Utility and LAMP Enabling Project (LULEP), wrapped up in May after completion of 38 various projects to support the LAMP.

The RUE project includes 16 different projects. The highlight is the 98th Street extension, which will extend that roadway from where it currently ends at Bellanca Avenue to the 405 Freeway, where improvements to the southbound freeway on- and off-ramps will also be completed. RUE also includes new wayfinding signage, which will be pivotal in helping travelers navigate the new LAX landscape once the LAMP is completed.

Utility relocations are already underway in preparation for extending 98th Street to the 405 freeway.

The contract also requires strong commitments to business and workforce inclusion. Skanska must meet LAWA’S business inclusion requirements, which call for Skanska to subcontract no less than 20% of the contract value to Small Business Enterprises, 7% to Local Business Enterprises, 3% to Local, Small Business Enterprises and 3% to Disabled Veterans Business Enterprises.

Additionally, no less than 30% of the project’s construction workforce must be residents of the local area, inclusive of the City of LA, Inglewood, Lennox, and other adjacent communities. There is a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with organizations serving the airport impact area population, including LAWA’s own HireLAX. The contract also features a project-specific community benefits agreement that includes enhanced efforts to hire local and disadvantaged workers, including those who are launching careers after past involvement in the criminal justice system.

To learn more about LAX’s modernization efforts, visit FlyLAX.com/ConnectingLAX.


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