Airport officials have announced the beginning of several temporary lane closures in the Central Terminal Area at Los Angeles International Airport as part of an ongoing modernization program over the next two years.

Motorists are warned to anticipate some vehicular traffic impacts from various construction projects associated with the $4.1-billion LAneXt airport modernization program. Passengers, motorists, airport workers and vendors should plan accordingly and allow more time to get to and from LAX, officials said.

As of June 5, the following Central Terminal Area roadway and pedestrian alerts will be underway:

The three curving inner lanes on the Lower/Arrivals Level between the west end of Terminal 3 to the north end of the Tom Bradley International Terminal will be closed to traffic;

The curving curbside lane on the Upper/Departures Level between the west end of Terminal 3 to the north end of Bradley Terminal will be closed to traffic through July; and

Lane restrictions on Lower/Arrivals Level will occur nightly throughout June.

The closure of the inner lanes between Terminal 3 and Bradley Terminal is due to the $438-million Central Utility Plant Replacement Project. Future lane closures are expected as 8.7 miles of distribution and plant piping are installed between the new CUP and terminals.

Airport officials noted that LAneXt airport capital improvement projects previously did not impact vehicular traffic on the Central Terminal Area roadways because the projects occurred on the airfield, inside the terminals, or on the sidewalks.

Airport personnel are carefully coordinating closures to ensure vehicular traffic flows as smoothly as possible, officials said.