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Edmonton International Airport begins infrastructure upgrades

by CM staff   

Manufacturing Aerospace Infrastructure Edmonton International Airport

The Departures Roadway adjacent to the YEG terminal is temporarily closing. Alternative access routes to the airport terminal will be available for passengers and visitors.

EDMONTON — Edmonton International Airport (YEG) will be completing infrastructure upgrades to the departures roadway on level two starting on September 26, which will close the elevated roadway and require relocation of the passenger pick-up and drop-off areas.

During the construction period, the departures roadway adjacent to the terminal will be temporarily closed to all traffic. The lower-level arrivals roadway will be closed to personal vehicles and open only to commercial vehicles and passengers requiring accessible access. The relocated passenger pick-up and drop-off area has been established east of the easy parkade, and a new park and wait area is available for those picking up arriving passengers.

Passengers being picked up or dropped off from the relocated passenger pick-up and drop-off area will now have a 5-10 minute walk to and from the terminal, with seasonal shuttle service and heated shelters available from November until April.

“The Departures Roadway is an important piece of airport infrastructure, and this work is necessary to ensure we continue to provide first-class facilities and services for our passengers, guests and the entire region,” said Myron Keehn, President & CEO, Edmonton International Airport. “We understand the impacts this will have on passengers and have established a variety of supports, including additional signage and team members to help passengers visiting YEG over the course of construction.”

This is a temporary regenerative construction project, and due to the extent of the upgrades needed, this closure will be longer than typical maintenance. YEG is working with their partners to carefully minimize the overall project duration, and construction will continue into 2024. Edmonton-based PCL Construction will be completing the work, and the engineering will be managed by WSP.


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