Los Angeles International Airport and Long Beach Airport will be receiving multimillion-dollar grants as part of a $1 billion program funding 85 airports across the country to improve terminals through the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, it was announced Thursday.
The grants will be used to expand airport terminals, increase energy efficiency, promote competition and provide greater accessibility for individuals with disabilities, according to the White House.
“Americans deserve modern airports that meet the needs of their families and growing passenger demand. Funded through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, today’s grants will improve airport terminals while also creating good jobs in communities across the country,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said in a statement.
Buttigieg will be at LAX Thursday afternoon to discuss the funding.
According to the White House, LAX will receive $50 million for reconstruction and modernization of the terminal roadway system, including reconfiguration of the LAX central terminal area entrance.
Long Beach Airport will receive $10.6 million for reconstruction of the terminal roadways, terminal loop realignment and establishment of ADA accessibility.
“The work that goes in to build safer, more accessible and sustainable terminals will provide opportunities for people across the nation. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is a critical investment not only in our nation’s infrastructure, but an investment in the future of our country’s workforce,” FAA Deputy Administrator A. Bradley Mims said in a statement.