LAX Construction to Severely Impact Passenger Drop-Off Areas

Rebekah Sager
September 09, 2019 - 10:15 am

If you're dropping off a friend or family member at Los Angeles International Airport, or your Uber or Lyft driver doesn't know, the passenger drop-off area at the airport is in for dramatic changes in the next two months. 

Sunday, the passenger drop-off lanes in front of LAX Terminals 5 and 6 were closed to accommodate the demolition of the Upper/Departures Level canopy between the terminals.

East and west of the construction site, passenger drop-off areas will remain open. Ride-hailing pickup stops will be closed for two nights starting Monday. 

Pedestrians will be able to use an outdoor walkway between 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., but they will be detoured inside the terminal building between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.

The airport is currently under a multibillion-dollar rehab. Renovations include the construction of a People Mover that will feature six stations that connect terminals to off-site parking areas, drop-off and pick-up locations, a rental car facility and the regional light rail system. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2023.

The closures affecting Terminals 5 and 6 are scheduled to end Nov. 14.