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Balfour Beatty, as part of LINXS Constructors Joint Venture, Completes the Automated People Mover Train Guideway Superstructure Over Century Boulevard
January 18, 2022
LOS ANGELES – Balfour Beatty, as part of LINXS Constructors, the joint venture team responsible for constructing the Automated People Mover (APM) for LAX Integrated Express Solutions, successfully completes the train guideway superstructure over Century Boulevard during the delivery of Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) APM project. With 87 percent of the 2.25-mile elevated guideway complete, the LAX skyline continues to transform and further progress the modernization of one of the busiest airports in the world.
The delivery of the segment marks the end of a four-month operation that connects the APM guideway over Century Boulevard. The project team leveraged an innovative cast-in-place segmental construction technique in conjunction with a traveling form system to place formwork and build 13 segments that are each approximately 15 feet in length. The cast-in-place segmental construction method is currently being used to construct a 250-foot-long section of spanning Parking Structure 2B inside the Central Terminal Area (CTA) and over Sepulveda Boulevard.
"The Automated People Mover system is coming to life before our eyes, and the sight of the nearly completed guideway helps Angelenos and our guests visualize just how this system will help transform LAX," said Justin Erbacci, Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles World Airports. "Over the course of four months, the guideway section over Century was safely constructed above one of busiest streets in the city with minimal disruptions to traffic below. We congratulate our project team for reaching this milestone and eagerly anticipate completing the full guideway superstructure this year."
“Completing the Century Boulevard superstructure over this critical roadway is a major milestone to achieve during the construction of LAX’s Automated People Mover project,” said Brian Cahill, Balfour Beatty president in California. “I commend our LINXS joint venture team members for their phenomenal collaboration and innovative construction expertise that has efficiently delivered an integral part of the APM’s train guideway.”
The centerpiece of LAX's Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP), the APM electric train system will transport travelers into and out of the CTA connecting them to new off-site parking facilities, regional light rail transportation and the Consolidated Rent-A-Car (ConRAC) facility. The APM project is a critical investment into the infrastructure of Los Angeles as the city prepares to host the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The APM will feature six stations: three stations inside the CTA that will connect to the terminals via elevated pedestrian walkways, and three stations outside the CTA that will connect to LAX's new Economy Parking, regional light rail transportation and the ConRAC facility. The APM is expected to relieve congestion within the CTA and in turn the surrounding thoroughfares, thereby reducing emissions and vehicle miles traveled.
To learn more about LAX's modernization, visit FlyLAX.com/ConnectingLAX.
For high-resolution images of the segment over Century Boulevard, click here.