Airport Improvements Mean Street Impacts in Gateway Area


Over the next several months and coming years, streets in and around LAX will be impacted by construction projects as the future of LAX is built. Several of these projects are currently underway or are set to begin in the next month or two on Aviation Boulevard, 96th Street, Westchester Parkway/Arbor Vitae Street, Airport Boulevard and 98th Street. 

Aviation Boulevard and the new auxiliary road or ‘shoofly’ may be closed nightly for several utility enabling projects. Full weekend closures (Friday night to Monday morning) are also possible on Aviation to allow for a longer work window. 

96th Street, specifically between Airport Boulevard and Bellanca Avenue, will see significant work as the people-mover developer begins to relocate utilities in preparation for construction of the train guideway. This work will take place during both day and evening shifts. Other work on 96th Street will take place nightly closer to Vicksburg Avenue as LAX continues construction of Jetway Boulevard and begins to lay the foundation for the people-mover guideway. 

LADWP will be working on Airport Boulevard and 98th Street from late August through October. Work will take place Monday through Saturday during daytime hours, with the possibility of Sunday day work if approved by the LAPD. 98th Street will also see significant impacts beginning in October as LADWP begins work on a 48-inch trunk line project. This work will limit vehicles to only westbound access on 98th toward Sepulveda Boulevard and will cause impacts until June 2020.

Construction of a new LADWP duct bank for LAX’s Modernization projects on Westchester Parkway/Arbor Vitae Street will have some impact, mainly overnight through the end of October. 

To stay up-to-date on all construction impacts and sign up for updates on the LAX Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP), visit the LAMP website: