Progress made on US$4.9 billion infrastructure project

By Catrin Jones06 May 2022

Fluor Corporation has announced that its joint venture team, LINXS Constructors – comprised of Fluor, Balfour Beatty, Dragados USA and Flatiron – has completed the construction of Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) Automated People Mover train guideway structure for Los Angeles World Airports in the US.

Construction of the LAX Automated People Mover guideway over Sepulveda Boulevard (Photo: Brandon Tseng/Los Angeles World Airports)

The Automated People Mover is a 2.25 mile electric train system that is said will feature six stations. Three stations are inside the central terminal area that connect to the terminals via elevated pedestrian walkways and three stations outside the central terminal area that connect to new off-site parking facilities, rail transportation and a rental car facility.

The US$4.9 billion mega infrastructure project is scheduled for completion in 2023.

The guideway began construction in November 2019 with the first underground support columns being placed. Fluor said that a total of 69,700 cubic yards of concrete have been poured since 2019 to complete the structure.

“Over the last two-and-a-half years, we have seen the guideway rise up from its foundation to become a fully completed track, providing us a glimpse at what will provide time-guaranteed access to the airport, ensuring greater mobility for all of those coming to and from LAX,” said Justin Erbacci, chief executive officer, Los Angeles World Airports.

“The completion of the guideway structure is a remarkable milestone for the project as we are one step closer to realising a new transportation experience at one of the world’s busiest airports. We will soon leverage this accomplishment with train car testing later this year,” added Sam Choy, project director at LINXS Constructors. 

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