LOS ANGELES AIRPORT (LAX) 2 YEAR CONSTRUCTION
NEWS DATED JULY 2006
Flying in and out of LAX is going to get harder as the airport is closing down a major runway for a reconstruction that will take two years. This is the first major reconstruction in more than 20 years and it will begin at midnight, July 29. The runway is being moved 55 feet south and heavy machinery will block 25% of the airport's capacity. The FAA has suggested that airlines try to cut back peak-time flights to help ease congestion during those times. The project will improve safety at the airport and get the airport ready for the coming superjumbo jets. Unfortunately the timing couldn't be worse as the airport enters its busiest summer season ever.