LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A runway and two taxiways on the south side of the Los Angeles International Airport airfield have reopened after undergoing a $17.3 million renovation, the airport announced Wednesday.
Crews removed about 7,000 feet of the runway’s asphalt surface and on Taxiways H6 and H7.READ MORE: Free Dodgers Tickets For 1,000 Fans As Incentives Continue Rolling In For Californians Who Received The COVID Vaccine
They also installed new LED runway centerline lights and replaced the runway concrete approach slabs at the bridge over Sepulveda Boulevard.
“Los Angeles World Airports is working constantly to find efficiencies in our modernization and maintenance, and the rapid rehabilitation of Runway 7R/25L shows our capability to work smarter, while minimizing impacts on airport operations,” said Bernardo Gogna, chief development officer for the airport.READ MORE: Driver Killed After Careening Into Hancock Park Home, Sparking Fire; Street Racing May Be To Blame
When construction began on Feb. 26, the runway, typically used for arriving flights, was temporarily closed. Construction was completed a day ahead of schedule, LAX officials said.
To make up for the lost runway, the airport converted the parallel Runway 7L/25R to be used for both departures and arrivals.MORE NEWS: Fire Crews Prepare As Hot Spell Expected To Bear Down On Southland Next Week
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