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Two Million Construction Hours Pumped into New Airport

October 15, 2009 9:40 AM | News

New Winnipeg Airport Construction

The new terminal building at the James Armstrong Richardson International Airport has passed two million construction hours, with approximately 500 workers now employed throughout the site on a daily basis.

The airport said today that the redevelopment is expected to contribute 6,370 person-years of employment to the local market, including $273 million in wages. GDP is projected at $343 million with total economic output for Manitoba at more than $1 billion.

Major construction initiatives over the past five years have included a new four-level covered parkade, new air terminal building, additional aircraft apron, roadways and improvements to existing infrastructure.

The new $585 million project is being funded exclusively through airport improvement fees and is expected to be completed and open by 2010.

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