Work resumed at Los Angeles International Airport Friday morning to demolish the pedestrian bridge connecting Terminal 6 to Parking Structure 6.
Friday’s construction work was set for 1 to 3:30 a.m. and all lanes of World Way were closed between Terminals 4 and 6 to allow for removal of the bridge, LAX tweeted Friday morning.
“Vehicles over 7-feet should use Lower/Arrivals Level,” the airport tweeted. “Follow signs and traffic officers’ direction. Allow extra time.”
Vehicles on the Upper/Departures Level will be detoured through Parking Structure 4 to the Lower/Arrivals Level. All vehicles will then use Center Way to exit the airport.
The project represents a new phase of the multi-billion dollar transformation of LAX.
The bridge must be demolished so construction can begin on a new terminal core, which will contain the elevators and escalators needed to reach the walkway to a planned Automated People Mover.
Half of the Terminal 6 pedestrian bridge was removed early Thursday morning.
Deborah Flint, CEO of Los Angeles World Airports, said: “The overnight removal of a main pedestrian bridge is a milestone in our LAX transformation that takes us one step closer to realizing the vision of a world-class airport in Los Angeles. Engineering a demolition of this magnitude while still keeping the airport open for business demonstrates our team’s commitment to innovative construction approaches that maintain the highest levels of safety and minimize the impact on our guests.”
Additional closures will be take place in connection with the construction. More information is available at www.flyLAX.com.
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