Los Angeles International Airport

RS&H provided planning and design services to LAWA for a new taxiway to accommodate unimpeded flow between the North and South Airfields at LAX. The new taxiway also extends Taxiway D on the north side of the project for a future parallel taxiway extension. Design services included demolition of five buildings and/or relocation of existing facilities such as Remain Over Night parking, water deluge system, hangar facilities, airfield lighting vault, and other infrastructure to facilitate the construction of the taxiway.

Taxiway C-14 included 72,000 square yards of 19-inch depth concrete and 93,000 square yards of asphalt. A roadway underpass went through where the taxiway was to be built and went under an existing taxiway bridge and an existing vehicle service road. The underpass was closed and backfilled so there was no void left in the underpass, allowing construction of the taxiway slab to be built on grade across.

Electrical engineering was designated in three different areas: airfield electrical, which handled all taxiway lights and signage; site electrical, which required extensive coordination with Los Angeles Department of Water and Power; and vault electrical for the reduction of the building.

Project complexities included utilizing 22 phases to ensure aircraft and airfield operation disruptions were minimized, at times working five- to six-hour intervals at night.

Project Details

Description Aviation
Aviation Planning
Funding/Grant Procurement
Land/Site Development
Public Involvement
Transportation/Corridor Planning
Location Los Angeles, CA
Client Los Angeles World Airports
Owner City of Los Angeles, CA


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