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2016 OMCIAA Airfield Pavement Works

Project Details

Client: Ottawa MacDonald-Cartier International Airport Authority
Location: Ottawa, ON
Timeframe: July – September 2016
Partner:  WSP Canada Inc.


  • Resurface Primary Apron (290M X 150M) in stages
  • Line Painting including symbols
  • Upgrade Storm Drainage on Live Taxiway
  • Upgrade Edge Lighting on Live Taxiway
  • Reconstruct Taxiway (580M X 35M) in stages
  • Remove concrete base
  • Install New Granular ‘B’ Sub Base
  • Install New Granular ‘A’ Base
  • Pave Taxiway with 140mm Asphalt

Project Description

The project was divided into eight stages. The schedule for this project had no margin for error. The resurfacing portion was right at the primary apron area, and had to be completed at night. The second portion (resurfacing a major taxiway by removing deteriorated surface and constructing a new heavy duty asphalt taxi surface) involved long days. For the entire project we were working adjacent to a live runway. We completed the project on time and the client is thrilled with the result.

  • Mill and resurface Apron 50mm
  • Modify Storm Sewer System adjacent to taxiway
  • Excavation Of Taxiway
  • Granular B and Granular A
  • Asphalt
  • Line Painting