2023 Runway Revitalization Project

May 11, 2023

The Regina Airport Authority is undertaking a major airfield revitalization project. Construction commenced the first week of May and will run through to the third week of September of 2023.

For the duration of the project, the main runway at YQR (13-31) will be closed as it is being rehabilitated. However, flights will continue on YQR’s secondary runway (08-26). Our airline partners have been involved in the planning of this project for over 18 months and have adjusted their schedules in preparation to ensure uninterrupted service this summer.

Please note that during this project, residents of Regina may notice heavier aircraft traffic in some areas of the city while less in others. This is due to all takeoffs and landings being limited to a single runway instead of being dispersed between the two.

The project will involve the following work in the airfield:

  • Pavement rehabilitation on Runway 13/31 and Taxiway Kilo
  • Drainage improvements
  • Replacement of runway edge lighting and associated electrical infrastructure
  • Installation of a SALSAR approach lighting system for runway 31
  • Installation of Runway End Safety Areas (RESAs) on Runway 13 & 31 and Runway 08 & 26

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