The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners awarded the construction contract for the Southside Airfield Improvement Project (SAIP) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to the joint venture of Tutor-Saliba Corporation and O&G Industries. The contract value is $241,770,114. The South Airfield Improvement Project consists of moving Runway 7R/25L (approximately 11,000 feet long by 200 feet wide) about 55 feet south and constructing a new parallel taxiway (approximately 10,000 feet long by 100 feet wide) between the airport’s two south airfield runways. Critical for improving airfield safety, the SAIP will also provide for flight operations by the new Airbus A-380, expected to begin service at LAX in 2007.
Major elements include demolishing over 500,000 cubic yards of concrete and asphalt runway pavement; constructing Portland Cement Concrete and asphalt pavement; installing airfield signage, lighting systems, airfield pavement markings and storm drains; and improving related runway-taxiway intersections. The project also includes installation of new runway navigational aids and making structural improvements to the Sepulveda Tunnel.