LAX 2nd Level Roadway et. al.


Los Angeles World Airports


Los Angeles, California

Date Completed

April 2016

Banicki, as part of a joint venture with Myers & Sons Construction, was selected by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) for this project which included several major components, all required to be completed within an active international airport (LAX), requiring significant traffic and pedestrian control. The bridge component included bridge jacking and removal / replacement of hinge concrete, bearing pads, and bridge joints at over 40 locations. Also included was over 550,000 square feet of polyester concrete overlay, barrier rail replacement / modification at 78 locations, deck drainage retrofits, and re-striping traffic lanes for the entire departure level. The architectural component was designed to enhance the appearance of the LAX Central Terminal Area by installing 78 custom iconic light poles, a 6,000 foot long bridge mounted “light ribbon,” and custom structural steel and architectural metal canopies. The light ribbon consisted of steel truss elements mounted to the exterior face of the bridge and barrier rail, which supports a glass curtain wall and light box internally lit by computer controlled LED lighting. The civil component added a traffic lane and modified curb radii of existing roadways below. The signalization component added 12 new traffic signals as well as pedestrian push buttons throughout the Central Terminal Area.