Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the LAX Airfield and Terminal Modernization Project (“Project”) pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Under CEQA, the City finds that the proposed Project would have significant and unavoidable effects on the environment as analyzed in the Draft EIR.

LAWA released the Draft EIR on October 29, 2020 and is seeking your comments on the content of the Draft EIR.

In keeping with Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Safer L.A. order, LAWA will be providing informational materials and sharing a presentation on the analysis presented in the Draft EIR at a virtual public meeting. No decisions on the Project will be made at the virtual public meeting. LAWA invites you to join the meeting to learn about the Project and the Draft EIR.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. PST


LAWA is pleased to host a virtual open house for you to visit online at your convenience. The virtual open house will include stations with more detailed information about the proposed Project and the analysis and conclusions in the Draft EIR. Check https://www.lawa.org/ATMP for the open house.

Comments on the Draft EIR must be received by December 14, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

How To Submit Your Comments?

Online or by Mail to:

Los Angeles World Airports
Evelyn Quintanilla, Chief of Airport Planning II
P.O. Box 92216, Los Angeles, CA 90009-2216.


LAWA proposes to implement the LAX Airfield and Terminal Modernization Project as part of LAWA’s continuing commitment to maintain LAX as a world-class airport. The Project consists of several elements, including airfield improvements to enhance safety and operational management within the north airfield, new concourse and terminal facilities to upgrade passenger processing capabilities and enhance the passenger experience, and an improved system of roadways to better access the Central Terminal Area (CTA) and new facilities while reducing congestion.


  • Airfield Improvements (North Airfield): Airfield safety and operational management would be enhanced with the westerly extension of Taxiway D and relocation and reconfiguration of runway exits from the northernmost runway.
  • New Terminal Facilities: Concourse 0 would be a new easterly extension of Terminal 1. Terminal 9 would be a new passenger terminal located southeast of the Sepulveda Boulevard/Century Boulevard intersection. Taxiways in both the north and south airfields would be modified to provide aircraft access to Concourse 0 and Terminal 9.
  • Roadway Improvements: New arrival and departure roadways would improve access to and from the CTA and would provide access to the new Terminal 9 facility. Convenient access to Terminal 9 would be provided by a new station on the approved LAX Automated People Mover (APM) line with a pedestrian connection to Terminal 9. Other landside improvements associated with Terminal 9 include a pedestrian corridor between Terminals 8 and 9 that would bridge across Sepulveda Boulevard, and a parking facility.

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