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Fluor breaks ground on $4.9B project at LAX

Anne Stych
Fluor breaks ground on $4.9B project at LAX

Irving-based Fluor Corp. (NYSE: FLR) has broken ground on the $4.9 billion Los Angeles International Airport Automated People Mover project, which is scheduled to be completed in 2023. “We are eager to officially begin the construction and advancement of LAX’s world-class facilities,” said Terence Easton, president of Fluor’s infrastructure business, in a company statement. “This project is a signature piece of mega infrastructure that will be ready to welcome the 2028 Summer Olympics, will improve mobility for travelers from around the world and empower progress for the Los Angeles region for generations to come.” Fluor’s LAX Integrated Express Solutions joint venture team and its partners will design, build, finance, operate and maintain the project over the next 30 years.  It includes building six stations along a 2.25-mile guideway where driverless vehicles will run every two minutes during peak periods.