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Runway Rehabilitation Program

About the Project


The Runway 03-21 & Associated Taxiways Rehabilitation Project is the capstone project of the Charlottetown Airport Authority’s (CAA) Runway Improvement Program. The project consists of the rehabilitation of the main Runway 03-21 and connecting taxiways Alpha, Bravo and Charlie. Major components of the work are grading and drainage improvements, storm water replacement, electrical replacement, and rehabilitation and reconstruction of the pavement structure. The intent is to complete this project over the 2018 construction season.

The primary objective of the project is to ensure the continued safe operation of the Charlottetown Airport so that it can continue to capitalize on aggressive growth trends. This is accomplished through resetting the life cycle of three taxiways and the main runway through pavement rehabilitation. Key project outcomes include addressing continual operational challenges through grading and storm water solutions, the construction of Runway End Safety Areas (RESA) at each runway end, and the replacement of aging electrical infrastructure.

The total project cost is $18 million. Through the National Trade Corridors Fund the federal government is contributing $8.1 million (45%) to the project. The Province of Prince Edward Island is contributing $900,000 (5%) with the CAA is covering the remaining $9 million (50%).

The Charlottetown Airport Authority will work diligently on minimizing the impacts on the surrounding neighborhoods from this project and appreciates everyone’s patience as we deliver this significant and important project to enhance the safe and continuing operation of the airport.

The project was completed and the runway was re-opened on Monday, October 22, 2018.