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: Strike Averted: IATSE And AMPTP Have 'Basic Contract' Agreement, Per Officials With The Theatrical Stage Employees Union
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: Taylor's Blunder, Other Missed Chances Put LA In NLCS Hole
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: Karen Bass Officially Kicks Off Her Run For Mayor Of Los Angeles At Saturday Event
Click here (PDF) to read the complaint.