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July 12, 2007 | General

Edmonton — Major resurfacing of secondary runway 02/20 will take place at Edmonton International Airport from approximately June 13 to July 25, 2005. The project is not expected to cause airline delays, or impact travellers. Residents of The City of Leduc, Devon, and Leduc County may notice greater air traffic over the six-week period. Residents of the City of Edmonton and surrounding areas may notice a slight decline in air traffic during this period.

The project involves milling and replacing almost 205 000 square metres of asphalt. Runway resurfacing is an extremely important maintenance activity, which can only be done during the summer months. A good runway surface is essential to safe operations.

Last work done on runway 02/20 occurred in 1995, and then crews repaved only the 30 metre wide centre strip down the entire length of the runway. The project has an estimated budget of $2.6 million and was awarded to Park Paving Limited after a competitive tendering process with local paving firms. Two crews will mill an area over 205 000 square metres to a depth of 50 millimetres before two paving crews lay down nearly 24 000 tonnes of asphalt.

The airport’s main runway, 12/30, will remain fully operational during the resurfacing. The airport is within operating capacity for one runway, and will safely accommodate nearly 200 daily scheduled flights and at least that amount in general aviation and charter flights during this period.

By completing the entire runway resurfacing at once, Edmonton Airports will realize a significant cost savings. In addition, this approach will minimize the impacts to residents of The City of Leduc, Devon, and Leduc County of changing air traffic patterns.

Edmonton Airports is a not-for-profit organization mandated to manage the region’s airport assets on behalf of and in the best interest of the community.