Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) announced commencement of the first concrete pour for LAX Consolidated Rent-A-Car (Conrac) facility. The initial pour represents a fraction of the 265,000 cubic yards of concrete that will be poured for the approximately 6.4 million-square-foot facility, which will become the largest rental car facility in the world when completed.
Along with the Conrac facility, LAX’s modernization includes a 2.25 mile elevated AMP train system, intermodal transportation facilities, and roadway improvements.
Designed to improve the rental car experience, the Conrac is an integral component of the larger LAX Landside Access Modernization Program. The facility will consolidate existing rental car locations in and around the LAX area into one convenient location adjacent to the 405 freeway. With a direct connection to the AMP train system, rental car shuttles will no longer be needed, which will result in the elimination of 3,200 daily rental car shuttle trips to and from the LAX central terminal area and on city streets.
LAX Conrac Partners, the developer building the facility, has built a concrete batch plant to make concrete on-site for the ready/return and idle storage areas, which will reduce the number of deliveries each day by approximately 80-90 vehicles. In total, approximately 1,000 cubic yards of concrete will be produced each day, three to four days a week, totaling around 220,000 cubic yards of concrete over the course of the next year and a half.
Construction of underground pedestrian corridors, mainly for emergency egress, is also underway and the first tower cranes will soon arrive on site.