Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport is undertaking the rehabilitation of a runway over the next 14 weeks.
Runway 18/36 will see the rehabilitation of 11,000 feet of asphalt, with complete asphalt pavement resurfacing, removal and reinstallation of runway centerline and touchdown zone lights, and localized land drainage sewer repairs.
Work will begin Monday and is expected to last until the end of July.
During construction, all air traffic will be diverted to the northwest-southeast runway. The following neighbourhoods will experience an increase in air traffic during this period: Lakeside (west), St. James (east), Tuxedo (east), River Heights, Wolseley (west), Fort Rouge (west), Fort Whyte (northeast), Fort Garry-Riverview, Riel, Fort Richmond, St. Vital, Southdale and Seine River. The following neighbourhoods will notice a corresponding reduction in air traffic during the project: St. James (former Silver Heights area), Assiniboia (east), Kirkfield Park (east), Charleswood (east), Tuxedo (west), Tyndall Park (west), Lakeside (east) and The Maples (west).
The $8.2 million project on the north-south runway is being carried out by Manitoba-based Maple Leaf Construction Ltd.