The City of Kingston reports final work is being completed this week on extending the main north-south runway at Kingston Airport.
The work to extend the runway from just under 5,000 to 6,000 feet began in June along with additional upgrades that include installing new energy efficient LED edge lights and an instrument landing system (ILS) that was commissioned by NAV Canada.
“Extending a runway is no easy feat,” said Rick Reed, Airport manager, in a City release. “It’s a highly regulated process that saw the City and the contractor working closely with Transport Canada.”
This runway extension is part of a larger airport modernization project to make it a “more attractive and competitive option for travellers”. A part of ongoing improvements includes expanding the terminal building, which is still under construction, and making it more accessible.
Read more about the Kingston ‘Norman Rogers’ Airport expansion project at this City of Kingston page.
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