In order to maintain its facilities to reliability and safety standards, ADM must carry out some rehabilitation work on the north runway.
The work at both ends of the runway has already been completed. This year, the work will focus on the rehabilitation of the central section of the runway and is scheduled to start on March 14. The first phase will end at the end of June. A second phase is scheduled from October 11 to November 7. During these periods, the north runway will be closed.
When the north runway will be closed for the work, alternative departure procedures will be used in peak periods to ensure the fluidity of operations.
ADM held four virtual information meetings to inform citizens on the alternative departure procedures during the work.
The recordings and presentations of these meetings are available below for viewing as well as an FAQ.
For citizens of Dorval, Pointe-Claire and West-Island
Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Presentation - Departures Westerly Winds (Session of March 8, 2022 - 6 pm)
Recording of the session:
For citizens of Saint-Laurent, Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Town of Mount-Royal, Villeray-St-Michel-Parc-Extension, Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie, Laval
Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Presentation - Departures Easterly Winds (Session of March 9, 2022 - 6 pm)
Recording of the session:
FAQ - Alternative Flight Paths - Work on the North Runway
December 20, 2022 - Overview - Work on the runways in 2023
A newsletter was sent to give an overview of the work planned on the runways in 2023.
During the closure of the north runway in the spring of 2022, NAV CANADA put in place alternative departure flight paths to ensure fluidity of operations in peak hours.
For safety reasons, NAV CANADA will keep these alternative departure flight paths available during the winter transition. Indeed, it is preferable for air traffic control units to limit changes to procedures for short periods of time, considering the workload and training required.
October 17, 2022 - North runway closed until November 11
The next phase of the work is being done from 6 a.m. on October 17, until noon on November 11, 2022. During this period, the north runway is closed and flights are assigned to the south runway.
North Runway Opens on June 23, 2022
The north runway, that was closed on March 14, 2022, for rehabilitation work, is operational since mid-day on June 23. As of this time, runway use has returned to the usual way. See the Soundscape Newsletter for more information.
Update on the Work
April 14, 2022 - The work on the north runway, that started on March 14, is progressing well and everything is proceeding according to schedule.
The rehabilitation of the north runway consists of the construction of new concrete slabs on the central portion of the runway as well as electrical work. For the taxiways, the existing surface will be excavated, the drainage system constructed and then, the taxiways are backfilled with a new foundation and asphalt surface.
The work was divided into 4 phases and this year we are carrying out the penultimate phase. We expect to complete the runway rehabilitation in 2023. At the end of the project, the runway will be completely redone in concrete and will not require major work for about twenty years. Concrete is a more resistant and durable material and maintenance work on concrete runways is done faster, which reduces runway closures.
Here are some photos of the work:
Removal of concrete transition slabs on the runway
Leveling work above the concrete slabs on taxiway B3
Installation and backfilling of new conduits on the edge of the runway