Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) future parking and mobility hub – the Intermodal Transportation Facility – West (ITF-West) – notched a significant milestone with the first foundation pour for the 1.7-million-square-foot facility, marking a new phase in construction for the facility. The ITF-West will provide much needed pick-up/drop-off locations and parking options outside of the airport’s Central Terminal Area (CTA) when it opens in 2021 and then reaches full optimization with connection to the new Automated People Mover train in 2023.
Swinerton, the design-builder for the project, commenced excavations for the foundation (or footings) of the structure in mid-November, followed by the first foundation pour on Nov. 27. This initial pour represented the first few cubic yards toward the total pour of 70,000 cubic yards for the project.
“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 96 Street. Opening in 2021, 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, the ITF-West will feature direct connection to the APM station via two pedestrian bridges.