Los Angeles International Airport officials said Thursday the $13.7 million it will receive from the U.S. Department of Transportation for “perimeter fence installation” will fund part of its planned Secured Area Access Post project.
The SAAP is designed to provide a secure access point to the Airport Operations Area on the west side of LAX.
According to the project website, a new SAAP is needed on the west side of the airport to replace a security facility that has been taken out of service and another that will be removed to make way for other airport projects.
The SAAP is planned to be about 1,200 feet by 150 feet of primarily paved areas with gates, traffic lights, signage, vehicle inspection equipment and security fencing.
The project site is located at the old Continental Airlines General Office Building, which has been vacant for more than 10 years, according to the project website.
The grant was announced on Wednesday as part of a $520.5 million investment through the Airport Improvement Program for airport infrastructure projects across the United States, according to the DOT.
“This $520.5 million in federal support to airports across the country will help to keep our nation’s airports in good shape and make air travel a better experience for passengers,” U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao said.
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