Contract awarded for the reconstruction of Wabush Airport runway

WABUSH, NL, April 13, 2015 /CNW/ - A $9.8-million contract has been awarded to Construction DJL Inc. of Boucherville, Quebec, to reconstruct the runway at the Wabush Airport in Wabush, Newfoundland & Labrador.

The work will include constructing a new asphalt surface, adding granular material, improving drainage and replacing airfield lighting. Transport Canada will work closely with the contractor to ensure continued airport operations while the work is underway.

Construction is expected to begin in June 2015 and finish in September 2015.

Once complete, the runway will be equipped to provide continued safe and efficient airport operations to Wabush and its surrounding communities, well into the future.

Quick Facts

  • The Wabush Airport is owned and operated by Transport Canada.
  • The Wabush Airport serves three mining communities, Wabush, NL, Labrador City, NL and Fermont, QC, with a combined population of approximately 15,000 people.
  • In addition, there are regular flights to a number of communities including Montreal, Quebec City, Halifax and Goose Bay. Altogether, about 20 aviation companies use Wabush Airport, providing scheduled passenger and air charter services, cargo services, mining exploration and medevac services.
  • Wabush Airport has a single runway 18-36 that measures 6,002 feet in length and 150 feet in width.
  • This project will extend the life of the runway by 20 plus years and will help facilitate future economic growth and prosperity in the area.

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SOURCE Transport Canada

For further information: Media Relations, Transport Canada, Ottawa, 613-993-0055

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