Question: Why is this project being undertaken by PortsToronto?
Answer: The project is necessary to replace existing aging pavement and electrical infrastructure at the airport which is more than 30 years old and has reached the end of its service life. In addition, the project will construct a Ground Run-up Enclosure (GRE) facility which will reduce noise impacts on the surrounding neighborhood during aircraft engine maintenance run-up testing.
Question: Why is the project taking three years to complete?
Answer: Much of the work being undertaken during this project (paving) can only effectively occur during construction season (May - October) due to weather restrictions for paving activities. In addition, the work must be divided into number of areas in order to allow airport operations to continue without interruption.
Question: Why is construction work done at night?
Answer: Work on certain critical areas of the airfield, such as work on airport’s primary runway 08-26 can only occur at night while the runways and airport terminal are closed for commercial aircraft operations. Therefore a significant amount of construction work will occur during overnight periods starting at 11:00 p.m. Mondays to Fridays and 10:00 p.m. on Saturdays.