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Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) – Los Angeles, CA

Updated Oct. 2, 2017

Los Angeles International Runway Construction Schedule Revised

A large-scale runway construction and rehabilitation plan at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) began in March 2015, and will continue into 2018. The construction will take place in the several phases as outlined below.

Phase Six: Runway 24R/6L Closure (Oct. 9 - Nov. 7, 2017)

  • This closure is to accommodate warranty repairs associated with the initial rehabilitation construction in 2015.
  • During the closure, Runway 24L/6R will be a joint-use runway (departures and arrivals) on the north complex.
  • All-day, national ground delay programs with expected departure clearance times (EDCTs) should be anticipated whenever IMC weather is forecast to last through the majority of the day. (international flights are exempt from EDCTs).
  • Morning-only ground delay programs can be expected when morning IMC conditions are forecast to clear by late morning.
  • Departure delays are likely during peak times due to the reduced departure rates.
  • Longer taxi times are possible due to the reduced capacity of the North Runway Complex (FBOs are located on the south side of the airport).

Phases of Runway Construction/Rehabilitation (updated March 2017)

Phase 1 – Runway 25L/7R Closure – Completed March 2015
Phase 2 – Runway 24R/6L Closure – Completed October 2015
Phase 3 – Runway 24L/6R Shortened – Completed October 2016
Phase 4 – Runway 25R/7L Shortened – Completed August 2017
Phase 5 – Runway 25R/7L Phase One Closure – Completed June 2017
Phase 6 – Runway 24R/6L Closure – Oct. 9, 2017 to Nov. 7, 2017 (30 days)
Phase 7 – Runway 25R/7L Phase Two Closure – Mid-January 2018 until the end of May 2018
Phase 8 – Runway 25L/7R Closure – Expected 2019 the earliest.

Learn more about the LAX runway construction project. (PDF)