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Winnipeg Airport Runway Reopen After Repairs

July 31, 2014 8:52 AM | News

James Richardson International Airport

James Richardson International Airport (WAA)

A runway at Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport is reopening today after a 14-week rehabilitation project.

Runway 18/36 was closed in April to allow for 11,000 feet of asphalt repair, resurfacing, removal and reinstallation of runway centerline and touchdown zone lights, and localized land drainage sewer repairs.

The $8.2 million project resulted in increased air traffic to the northwest-southeast runway, raising the number of complaints received to the airport’s 24-hour noise complaint line.

“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,” said Barry Rempel, president and CEO of Winnipeg Airports Authority

The rehabilitation project on the north-south runway was carried out by Manitoba-based Maple Leaf Construction Ltd.