The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners voted unanimously Monday, February 9th, to approve the proposed Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Crossfield Taxiway Project and recommended project approval by the Los Angeles City Council.

Members of the Board of Airport Commissioners, who are appointed by the mayor of Los Angeles, govern Los Angeles World Airports, the city agency that operates LAX, and formulate airport policy.

The commissioners adopted the staff report at the meeting and certified that the Final Impact Report for the Crossfield Taxiway Project — which includes the draft EIR (environmental impact report) — has been completed in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and State of California and City of Los Angeles CEQA guidelines. The board also adopted the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program and took into consideration executive director Gina Marie Lindsey’s report recommending LAX Plan Compliance approval.

A public workshop was held in late October to encourage public review and input about the proposed EIR.

The Crossfield Taxiway Project would add or relocate airfield facilities, including taxiways, aircraft parking spots and a ground vehicle parking lot; include a new vehicle service road and utility corridor; realign and suppress a portion of World Way West near Pershing Drive in Playa del Rey; and construct a new fire station/aircraft rescue and firefighting facility.

The proposed improvements would occur within the central portion of the airport, generally west of the Tom Bradley International Terminal, which is in the process of a review for its own EIR for remodeling, and between the north runway complex and the south runway complex.

The proposed project’s draft and final EIR is accessible online at www.ourlax.org/, “Projects ñ Publications.”

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