Los Angeles International Runway Construction Schedule Revised

Updated Jan. 4, 2018

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 Seven: Runway 25R/7L Closure (Jan. 20 – May 11, 2018)

  • This closure is to perform a reconstruction of the runway keel section.
  • During the closure, Runway 25L/7R will be a joint-use runway (departures and arrivals) on the south 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 South Runway Complex (FBOs are located on the south side of the airport).

Phases of Runway Construction/Rehabilitation (updated January 2018)

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 – Completed November 2017
Phase 7 – Runway 25R/7L Phase Two Closure – January 20, 2018 through May 11, 2018
Phase 8 – Runway 25L/7R Closure – Expected 2019 the earliest.

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