Runway Rehabilitation Program

About the Project

Project Facts

36,000 tonnes of asphalt were used which is roughly equivalent to 25 km of roadway.

A mobile asphalt plant that produces 300 tonnes/hour was assembled adjacent the runway to facilitate large scale paving operations with no adverse environmental impacts.

100% of all existing aggregate and pavement materials were reused as part of this project limiting the amount required to be imported from off Island.

Five ships were required to import aggregate materials from Cape Breton, NS and Port-aux-Port Peninsula, NFLD with up to 37,000 tonnes/ship.

The threshold of Runway 03 was raised by approximately 2 feet where Alpha and Bravo Taxiways were lowered by 4 feet and 3 ft respectively.

280,000 tonnes of material were moved within the infield as part of major drainage improvements which is roughly equivalent to 18,000 dump truck loads.

Runway End Safety Areas providing a graded and compacted safe area for aircraft were constructed at both runway ends.

YYG now has all LED lighting on the airfield.

YYG is the first airport in the Canada with two runways to have its whole airfield comply with the latest Transport Canada design standard, TP 312 5th Edition.

Complete new SSALR approach lighting upgrade on Runway 03.

Precision Approach Path Indicators (PAPIs) added to Runway 03 and 10 as well as existing PAPIs on Runway 21 and 28 upgraded to LED.

A storm water dry pond was constructed to temporarily store major rainfall events on airport property and mitigating potential adverse environmental impacts.

The geometry of the Instrument Landing System on Runway 03 was improved to facilitate larger aircraft.

Paved shoulders were reinstated on the Runway and added to Taxiway Charlie to greatly improve snow removal efficiencies.

Over 7 km of new storm sewer was installed.

Construction crews worked 16-hour days, 5-6 days/week for 6 months.

Close to 300 trained to work in the day to day construction activities.