Controversial LAX Renovation Plan Under Review, Consolidated Facility Scrapped

LOS ANGELES -- For more than a decade, the Los Angeles International Airport has been the subject of renovation planning, security issues and, increasingly, complaints and lawsuits from surrounding neighborhoods. But the Los Angeles Times reported Dec. 2 that city and airport officials agreed to rework a modernization proposal, eliminating, for now, some of the previous plan’s more controversial items.

The 11-year-old discussion - with plans presented by former mayors Richard Riordan and James Hahn – had drawn criticism from recently elected Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, security experts and nearby residents.

Construction is still slated for early next year for the $300 million restoration of the southern runway complex, but other items have been scrapped for now and are under review, including the proposed $476 million consolidated car rental facility. The price tag for all projects was expected to be about $11 billion, according to the newspaper report.

The renovations at Tom Bradley International Terminal and the addition of new explosives detection machines in the baggage system – the two remaining items in the agreement – are considered separate from the multi-billion dollar modernization project.

These will be the first enhancements to the airport since Los Angeles hosted the 1984 Olympics.

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