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LAX Construction Disruptions Will Only Get Worse Before They Get Better

May 13, 2014 at 9:45 AM | by | Comments (0)

Summer is synonymous with vacation, but apparently the warmer weather also brings plenty of airport construction. We’ve already mentioned that both Newark and San Francisco will have their share of delays thanks to upgrade ands and improvements, and it looks like the construction crews are on the move once again—this time they’re headed over to Los Angeles and LAX.

The airport is in the middle of billions and billions of renovations, and airport officials recently admitted that traveling to or through the airport over the next few years might just be a pain. Even getting to the airport is going to take a little extra time and patience, as crews will be repaving and resurfacing the roads in and around the property.

Other improvements include adding way more sunlight into the terminals and concourses, and of course plenty of modern day updates that travelers can’t live with out—think more outlets and even USB ports. We were traveling through the airport’s terminal 5 and terminal 6 not too long ago, and the bathrooms were especially terrible and filthy. Thankfully on our return trip one of them was already shutdown in advance of a refresh, and it sounds like improving the bathrooms across the airport is just another item on the terminal to-do list.

Bottom line is that LAX is finally taking the time to address some of its shortcomings and problems, but that means that travelers are probably going to be inconvenienced off and on for the foreseeable future. It’s probably hard to avoid the airport if you’re leaving on a long-haul journey, so just be sure to bring some patience—and optimism about the new look.

[Photo: Mark Luethi]

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