LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The city of Los Angeles has filed a lawsuit against four major contracting firms tapped to build a $250 million south runway at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), according to a report Thursday.
The complaint filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Oct. 10 alleges substandard construction and concrete flaws are causing the 13,000-foot runway to wear out prematurely, the Los Angeles Times reported.READ MORE: Free Dodgers Tickets For 1,000 Fans As Incentives Continue Rolling In For Californians Who Received The COVID Vaccine
According to the Times, court documents show the runway is in such disrepair that renovation plans will likely be moved up ahead of schedule.READ MORE: Driver Killed After Careening Into Hancock Park Home, Sparking Fire; Street Racing May Be To Blame
The runway opened in April 2007 as part of a $338 million safety improvement effort at LAX, which in 2011 was ranked third among airports with the highest number of runway incidents.MORE NEWS: Fire Crews Prepare As Hot Spell Expected To Bear Down On Southland Next Week
Click here (PDF) to read the complaint.