Central Terminal Area Departure and Arrival Levels Security Bollards – Phase 2 at LAX

About the Project

The $26 million, Central Terminal Area (CTA) Departure and Arrival Levels Security Bollards – Phase 2 project for Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), included the installation of 2,207 K-rated (crash-rated) bollards on the Departures (702 bollards) and Arrivals (919 bollards) levels in the Central Terminal Area (CTA) on the Drop-Off/Pick-Up Curbs and the Commercial Median Islands (586 bollards) at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). This project was part of the enhanced security measures at LAX. The bollards provide additional passenger security and further separates the pedestrians from the vehicles.


The work was completed at night with minimal impacts on the flow of traffic and airport operations. The Departures Level work hours were between 10:00 PM to 4:30 AM, and the Arrivals Level work hours were from 12 AM to 8 AM. Each section took approximately six consecutive nights to complete with multiple crews working simultaneously on both levels. The installation of the new bollards began in February 2018 and received substantial completion in November 2018.


Construction Manager at Risk project delivery in collaboration with design partner, HKS Architects.

Quick Facts

  • Location Los Angeles, CA
  • Client Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA)
  • Industry Aviation
  • Line of Business Construction
  • Completion Date December 2018
  • Duration 10 Months
  • Contract Value $ 26,326,518
  • Square Footage 106,200 SF

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