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HDR to manage LAX airfield and terminal modernization project

Los Angeles World Airports has selected an HDR-led team to provide program and construction management services for the landside portion of its Airfield and Terminal Modernization Project (ATMP).

The project will add a new terminal, concourse and airfield upgrades as well as a new elevated roadway system and numerous roadway improvements.

“The ATMP project will dramatically improve the passenger experience at LAX and requires a top-notch team to meet its aggressive timeline ahead of the 2028 Summer Olympics,” said HDR principal program manager Scott Jarvis. “HDR looks forward to working with LAWA to deliver these roadway improvements successfully while maintaining traffic and making the transition as seamless as possible for travelers.”

The landside portion will be delivered through a progressive design-build approach, and HDR will assist LAWA in the overall management of the program. Divided into two phases, the first will be focused on design and preconstruction services, while Phase 2 will be focused on construction.

More than $1 billion series of landside projects that are a part of the ATMP will include

  • designing and constructing more than 18 lane-miles of roadway
  • replacing the entry and exit into LAX’s Central Terminal area and adding connections to the new terminal that will also be part of the ATMP
  • elevated roadway system will separate local traffic from airport traffic to reduce neighborhood congestion

HDR’s role will include mapping, reviewing and analyzing deliverables from the design-builder, helping to establish information sharing processes, monitoring construction work for safety and ensuring that contract requirements are met during construction. To aid in this work, HDR has committed to not only meeting but exceeding LAWA’s goal that 15% of its team be made up of disadvantaged business enterprises.

“HDR has already shown we can deliver for LAWA through our design and management work on its Automated People Mover,” said HDR aviation director Bill Peduzzi. “The ATMP landside project will continue HDR’s involvement in the transformation of air travel to and from Los Angeles.”

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