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Paving the (run)way at Kingston Airport

October 5, 2018 –

Paving of the north extension for the north-south runway at Kingston Airport begins next week, as part of the airport expansion project.

"This is an exciting next step in a project that will benefit residents of Kingston, and neighbouring regions," says Rick Reed, airport manager.

To facilitate construction work, including application of pavement markings and installation of new lighting, the north-south runway will be closed from Oct. 15 to 29. To avoid flight disruptions, air traffic will temporarily be diverted to the east-west runway. This will cause a short-term change to existing flight patterns around the airport.

As work proceeds in close proximity to the south end of the runway this month, crews will need to work extended hours to ensure there are no disruptions to scheduled daytime flight operations. "Our contractor will be taking measures to mitigate the sound associated with making these improvements when night-work is required," says Reed. 

"Extending a runway seems like a simple undertaking. But it requires many steps, that we are carefully following to ensure the runway complies with Canadian airport standards," says Reed.

"We thank residents and travellers for their patience and understanding as we continue our work to make the Kingston Airport a destination and send-off fitting of our innovative city."

Find out more about the project to expand Kingston Airport at www.CityofKingston.ca/Airport.