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2020 capital maintenance

This year’s projects

There are two important areas of work for this year:

  • Rebuilding sections of Taxiway H
  • Rehabilitation of Runway 15L/33R

The following information includes predicted operational contingencies for each maintenance project based on available information. Please note that airport operations are dynamic and can be affected by many conditions such as weather, safety, and traffic levels.

For more information, keep reading or take a look at the latest community presentation for information about the work, including maps and diagrams of the work areas.

Please note that timelines may shift depending on weather and surface conditions.

Project One – Rebuilding Taxiway H

This project will focus on the replacement of concrete slabs on Taxiway H, affecting the availability of Runway 05/23. Work will be completed in three phases. Phase 1 and 2 will be completed concurrently.  

Phase 1 – Start week of May 25
Regular hours and overnight

Runway 05/23 will be temporarily shortened during this time. This could result in an increased use of Runway 15L and 33R for one-off departures of large aircraft that need extra runway length. 

Residents living in areas directly north and south of the airport are most likely to notice a change: 

  • North – Brampton East, Brampton Centre, Brampton North, Mississauga-Malton 
  • South – Etobicoke Centre, Etobicoke-Lakeshore, Mississauga East-Cooksville 

Phase 2 – Start week of May 25
Regular hours and overnight

Increased usage of maintenance contingency preferential runways, including 06L, 24R, and 15L is expected. 

Residents living in areas directly north and south of the airport aligned with these runways are most likely to notice a change: 

  • North – Brampton East, Brampton Centre, Brampton North, Mississauga-Malton 
  • South – Etobicoke Centre, Etobicoke-Lakeshore, Mississauga East-Cooksville 

Phase 3 – Start week of May 25
Regular hours and overnight

This will be the final phase of work on Taxiway H. The work may affect access to and from Runway 05/23.

  • North – Brampton East, Brampton Centre, Brampton North, Mississauga-Malton 
  • South – Etobicoke Centre, Etobicoke-Lakeshore, Mississauga East-Cooksville 

Project Two: Rehabilitation of Runway 15L/33R

This is a full-length resurfacing of the runway to maintain a safe and stable paved surface. Combined, this project will take approximately 35 days and nights to complete. This runway will not be available for use. If required due to weather, Runway 15R/33L will be used. 

Phase 1– (Work will start when Phase 2 is completed)
Regular hours and overnight

During the nighttime work on Phase 1 of 15L/33R rehabilitation, increased usage of the maintenance contingency preferential Runways is expected from 12:00 am to 6:30 am. 

The anticipated nighttime Runway configurations are: 

  • Arrivals and departures on Runway 05 or 23 
  • If required by winds, arrivals on Runway 33L and departures off Runway 33R 

Residents living in areas directly east and west of the airport aligned with Runways 05 and 23 are most likely to notice a change: 

  • East – Etobicoke North, Humber River-Black Creek, Vaughan-Woodbridge, Willowdale, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Markham-Unionville 
  • West – Mississauga-Malton, Mississauga-Erin Mills, Mississauga-Streetsville, Milton, Brampton South 

Residents living in areas directly north and south of the airport aligned with Runways  33L that are most likely to notice a change: 

  • South – Etobicoke Centre, Etobicoke-Lakeshore, Mississauga East-Cooksville 

Phase 2 – Start mid-June (Work will start when Phase 3 is completed) 
Regular hours and overnight  

During our regular hours we expect typical east-west runway operations.  

Runway 15R/33L would only be used for north-south operations, if required due to winds. Note that this runway is usually used in combination with Runway 15L/33R when required due to winds. 

Overnight we expect and increased usage of maintenance contingency preferential runways. 

  • Arrivals and departures on 05 or 23 
  • Arrivals and departures on 15R or 33L if required by winds 

Residents living in areas directly east, west, north or south of the airport aligned with Runways are most likely to notice a change: 

  • East – Etobicoke North, Humber River Black Creek, Vaughan Woodbridge, Willowdale, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Markham Unionville 
  • West – Mississauga-Malton, Mississauga-Streetsville, Mississauga-Erin Mills, Brampton South, Milton 
  • North – Brampton East, Brampton Centre, Brampton North, Mississauga-Malton 
  • South – Etobicoke Centre, Etobicoke Lakeshore, Mississauga East-Cooksville 

Phase 3 – Start week of May 25
Regular hours and overnight

Mill and pave work at the intersection of Runway 05/23 and Runway 15L/33R. A full closure of Runway 15L/33R and Runway 05/23. There is a contingency of one hour to reopen Runway 23 if necessary. 

During regular hours, the following land one depart another configurations are likely: 

  • Arrivals on 06L/R and departures on 33L 
  • Arrivals on 24L/R and departures on 33L 
  • Arrivals on 15R and departures on 06L 
  • Arrivals and departures on 06L or 24R if required due to winds 
  • Arrivals and departures on 15R or 33L if required due to winds 

This may impact residents living in areas directly aligned with these runways:

  • East – Etobicoke North, Etobicoke Centre, Humber River Black Creek, York Centre, Willowdale, Don Valley North, Markham-Thornhill, Markham-Unionville 
  • West – Mississauga-Malton, Mississauga East-Cooksville, Mississauga-Streetsville, Mississauga-Erin Mills, Mississauga-Centre, Milton 
  • North – Brampton East, Brampton Centre, Brampton North, Mississauga-Malton 
  • South – Etobicoke Centre, Etobicoke-Lakeshore, Mississauga East-Cooksville 

Overnight we expect an increased usage of maintenance contingency preferential runways: 

  • Arrivals on 06L and departures on 33L 
  • Arrivals 15R and departures on 24R 
  • Arrivals and departures on 06L or 24R if required due to winds  
  • Arrivals and departures on 15R or 33L if required due to winds 

This may impact residents living in areas directly aligned with these runways: 

  • West – Mississauga-Malton, Mississauga East-Cooksville, Mississauga-Streetsville, Mississauga-Erin Mills, Mississauga-Centre, Milton 
  • North – Brampton East, Brampton Centre, Brampton North, Mississauga-Malton 
  • East – Etobicoke North, Etobicoke Centre, Humber River Black Creek, York Centre, Willowdale, Don Valley North, Markham- Thornhill, Markham-Unionville 
  • South – Etobicoke Centre, Etobicoke-Lakeshore, Mississauga East-Cooksville 

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