It's all part of the $4.11-billion makeover of the airport. Will you get caught in a traffic jam and miss a flight? Hard to say, but with increased construction in upcoming months, it's never a bad thing to allow even more time to get to and from the airport.
Here's some of what's in store, according to an LAX announcement Tuesday.
--Tom Bradley International Terminal: The airport screening area on the terminal's south side closes Friday (today) for escalator/elevator work. The Transportation Security Administration will operate a temporary screening area toward the back and center of the ticketing area with eight checkpoints -- two more than the shuttered one -- until fall.
--The Connector Project: You may already have had the experience of being bused from Terminal 4 to remote gates on the west side of the airport toward Dockweiler State Beach. That's because workers are building a post-security bridge for connecting passengers between Terminal 4 and the Bradley terminal. It isn't expected to be finished until late 2015.
--Terminal 5: Fliers can expect to see and hear construction in this terminal as
--Sidewalks at the Bradley terminal's Upper Level, Terminals 1 and 7, and parking structures 1 and 7 will partly and intermittently be closed over the summer. Passengers will be rerouted around the work areas.
--Lane closures: The inner lane of the Lower Level roadway (arrivals level) will close for a reinforcement project on the Upper Level. The lane will be closed sporadically as crews move from terminal to terminal from 1 to 8 a.m. through June 24.