Winnipeg Completes Runway Rehabilitation

Winnipeg-airport-aerialWinnipeg Airports Authority (WAA) has announced the completion of rehabilitation work on Runway 18/36 at Winnipeg Richardson International Airport.  The project included complete asphalt pavement resurfacing of the 11,000 ft (3,350m) runway, removal and reinstallation of runway centreline and touchdown zone lights, and localized land drainage sewer repairs.

“We are continuing to invest in key infrastructure improvements that will serve our customers well into the future, and the rehabilitation of Runway 18/36 is one more piece that helps us to provide excellent facilities for our community,” said Barry Rempel, President and CEO of Winnipeg Airports Authority.  “This sort of infrastructure project is about so much more than maintaining safe runways, it is about connecting people and businesses, maintaining our way of life and the economic potential of our region.”

The airport says the CAN$8.2 million construction contract was awarded to Manitoba-based Maple Leaf Construction Ltd: “and contributed to our economy by employing local construction workers during the project.” The work was completed on schedule and on budget.

“We appreciate the efforts of all those who had a hand in this project, completing it in a timely and efficient manner, with crews working around the clock when possible to ensure a project of this magnitude was done with the least amount of disruption to airport operations,” Mr Rempel concluded.