Next week, as part of the Kingston Airport expansion project, paving of the north extension begins for the north-south runway.
The work, which also includes applying pavement markings and installing new lighting, will require closing the north-south runway between October 15 and 29. During that time, air traffic will temporarily be diverted to the east-west runway and cause a short-term change to existing flight patterns around the airport.
“This is an exciting next step in a project that will benefit residents of Kingston, and neighbouring regions,” said airport manager Rick Reed, in a City of Kingston release.
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.
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To ensure there are no disruptions to scheduled daytime flight operations, crews will be working extended hours near the south end of the runway, and Reed confirmed contractor will be taking measures to mitigate the sound associated with making these improvements when night-work is required.
“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,” said 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.”
More information about the Kingston ‘Norman Rogers’ Airport expansion project can be found at CityofKingston.ca/Airport.
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