Travelers planning to catch flights at Los Angeles International Airport should plan for construction-related delays resulting from road repair work scheduled to begin today.
The upper-level departure level roadway will undergo major repair work for deteriorating concrete, surface cracks and other wear-and-tear, as part of a $32.4 million project scheduled to be completed in 2016.
The road will remain in use throughout construction, but some lanes may be closed at night, restricting and slowing traffic around the airport, according to officials at Los Angeles World Airports, the Los Angeles city agency that manages the facility and L.A.'s other airports.
This phase of the project is expected to be completed just before Thanksgiving, officials said. LAX spokeswoman Nancy Castles noted that passengers can get dropped off at the lower arrivals level if it does not appear busy, then take elevators or escalators to the departure level.
Weeknight construction work on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays will last from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Work beginning Fridays and Saturdays will last from 11 p.m. to 1 p.m. the next day. More updates about ongoing construction work at LAX are available at http://www.laxishappening.com/ .