LAX Runway Construction

Runway Safety Area improvements have been mandated by Congress for all U.S airports. The improvements will provide an extra margin of safety for landing and departing aircraft. To limit the impact on operations, LAX will phase the construction, one runway at a time. We’ll use these construction periods as an opportunity to also complete regular runway maintenance, minimizing the impact to operations while making our already safe runways even safer.


Altogether, runway construction is expected to begin March 2015 and continue through 2018.

How will I be affected?

We’re doing the work in phases to minimize impacts to LAX travellers and surrounding communities.

LAX travelers may experience delays similar to those during bad weather days. Communities around LAX may also periodically experience increased noise as air traffic patterns shift, while the work is being done.

As always, we hope to be your airport of choice. Thanks for your patience and support while this work is happening.