updated 12/3/2010 3:15:30 PM ET 2010-12-03T20:15:30

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) officials today announced completion dates for the improvements to two intersections of Imperial Highway bordering the south side of the airport and one intersection on the west side along Pershing Drive. The improvements are designed to mitigate the impacts of construction traffic related to the Bradley West Project, a three-year, $1.545-billion modernization of the Tom Bradley International Terminal that is scheduled to be finished December 2012.

Construction for all three intersections began Sept. 7 and will be completed as follows:

  • Main Street and Imperial Highway:               September 7, 2010 – January 4, 2011
  • Pershing Drive and Imperial Highway:           September 7, 2010 – May 4, 2011
  • Pershing Drive and Bradley West Drive:       September 7, 2010 – May 4, 2011

Motorists can expect some delays when traveling through these areas. To bypass any possible congestion motorists accessing the LAX Central Terminal Area from coastal communities via Vista Del Mar can travel east on Grand Avenue or El Segundo Boulevard to North Sepulveda Boulevard.

The project costs $2,165,776 (including engineering, inspection, permits and other construction costs). The first intersection improvement includes creating an additional left-turn lane in the westbound direction of Imperial Highway onto Main Street that will require upgrading existing storm drains, street lights, traffic signals, and other related improvements. 

The second intersection improvement includes constructing an additional right-turn lane in the westbound direction of Imperial Highway onto Pershing Drive that will require upgrading existing traffic signals, relocating street lights, and other related improvements.

Also included in the project is construction of a new driveway and installation of temporary traffic signals to improve access into an existing parking lot on the east side of Pershing Drive, just south of World Way West, which will be used for construction worker parking. 

The Los Angeles City Council approved the Bradley West Project October 2009. During the approval process, the City Council also approved the Environmental Impact Report (EIR), which included these and other mitigation measures. The EIR concluded that construction traffic traveling to and from the primary construction staging areas would have a significant impact on these two intersections of Imperial Highway throughout the construction phase of the Bradley West Project, and committed specific measures to mitigate these impacts. 

About Los Angeles International Airport

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is the seventh busiest airport in the world, offering more than 565 daily flights to 81 destinations in the U.S. and over 1,000 weekly nonstop flights to 65 international destinations on over 75 carriers.  LAX is part of a system of three Southern California airports – along with LA/Ontario International and Van Nuys general aviation – that are owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), a department of the City of Los Angeles.

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CONTACT:  Los Angeles World Airports
          Albert Rodriguez
          (424) 646-5260

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