Modernization of LAX Breaks Ground

Last week, ground was broken on the $1.545 billion modernization of the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), known as the Bradley West Project. The construction will add 1.25 million square feet of food, beverage and retail concession space, lounge areas, enlarged border protection and customs facilities, and additional passenger amenities. Fifteen new gates also will be added, and concourses will be enlarged to fit new-generation aircraft such as the super-jumbo Airbus A380. Completion of the improvements is slated for December 2012. A $723.5 million renovation of the existing terminal is scheduled to be completed this spring and consists of updating the terminals' interiors and baggage systems.