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Resurfacing planned to minimize disruption to passengers and residents; Limited to overnight work only

April 23, 2018

TORONTO - Today, the Greater Toronto Airports Authority will begin work to resurface runway 06L/24R, one of Toronto Pearson’s east/west runways, located in the southern area of the airport. In comparison to Spring 2017’s rehabilitation of the 05/23 runway, this work has been planned to be much less disruptive. This project consists of the milling and repaving of a portion of the runway surface, electrical maintenance, and runway safety upgrades, ensuring that the runway is maintained for safe operations.

Phase one of resurfacing is expected to be completed in June 2018. For the duration of phase one, all work is scheduled to take place between 10 p.m. - 6 a.m. Resurfacing has been planned during Toronto Pearson’s off-peak hours when flight traffic is lowest. Passengers may experience slightly longer than average aircraft taxi times between 10 p.m. to 12 a.m. if the closure of 06L/24R requires an alternate route to their assigned gate or runway.

For sections of the project, the north/south runways are likely to see use between 10 p.m.-12 a.m., as some of the work restricts access to the southernmost runway (i.e. 06R/24L). Several outreach tools have been used to ensure that the airport’s neighbors are aware of the potential for north/south operation caused by resurfacing. Daily updates indicating if work will take place that night and on what runway segment will be provided at and on Twitter at @TorontoPearson.

The GTAA thank its partners, neighbours and passengers for their patience and cooperation as we work to maintain continued safe operations.

About Toronto Pearson

Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) is the operator of Toronto Pearson International Airport. Toronto Pearson is focused on becoming the best airport in the world; enhancing the passenger experience, safety, security and supporting the success of our airline partners. Welcoming approximately 47 million passengers in 2017, Toronto Pearson is Canada's largest airport and second busiest North American airport for international traffic.

The area around Toronto Pearson is the second-largest employment zone in Canada; it facilitates more than 6 per cent of Ontario's GDP and directly employs 49,000 people. Toronto Pearson believes being a good neighbour means balancing operations by engaging with communities that surround the airport. It strives to have a positive impact by investing in social good and community-building initiatives through its community investment program, The Propeller Project.

For more information please visit Toronto Pearson on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

Contact: GTAA Media Office | | (416) 776-3709

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