Runway 18/26 Rehabilitation

Runway 18/26 Rehabilitation

In order to provide our community with the infrastructure it needs, Winnipeg Airport Authority (WAA) will be undertaking a significant construction project. This year, the WAA will rehabilitate and enhance Runway 18/36 at Winnipeg Richardson International Airport.

Runway 18/36 is one of the largest across Canada used for commercial aviation. It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Airport runways deteriorate over time and are held to higher standards than city streets; they also endure more extensive winter maintenance to help keep aircraft moving safely.

Throughout the project, 44,480 tonnes of new asphalt will be poured. Crews will also replace 142 km of electrical cables that power various lights on and around the runway. To further reduce its environmental footprint, the current runway lighting will be replaced with more than 1100 LEDs.

The last time Runway 18/36 underwent this type of rehabilitation was in 2014. Work began this year in April and is expected to be completed by the fall.

The following neighbourhoods may experience an increase or decrease in air traffic during the project:

  • St. James
  • Brooklands
  • Charleswood
  • Tuxedo
  • River Heights
  • Fort Garry
  • Fort Rouge
  • St. Vital
  • Wolseley
  • South End

WAA will continue noise abatement procedures for departure and arrival altitudes, nighttime operating restrictions, and more to reduce noise disturbances. If you experience any extraordinary noise disturbances, please call the 24-Hour Noise Line at 204-987-9403.

For updates and more information on the Runway 18/36 rehabilitation, please visit the Newsroom or connect with Winnipeg Richardson International Airport on social media.

Runway 18 36 Rehab 2024