September 11, 2019 11:48 am

Winnipeg airport to re-open runway after months of repairs

Runway 13/31 is being reconstructed at the Winnipeg airport in 2019.

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A runway at Winnipeg’s airport will be re-opening after six months of repairs.

The Winnipeg Airports Authority said runway 13/31, which was closed for extensive rehabilitation in April, is re-opening Saturday.

The runway needed pavement repairs, upgrades to its runway lights, and drainage improvements.

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Once the runway is re-opened, air traffic will return to its normal flight paths, which will affect a number of local areas.

Fort Garry-Riverview, Fort Richmond, west Fort Rouge, northeast Fort Whyte, Headingley, Riel, River Heights, Seine River, Southdale, St. Francois-Xavier, east St. James, St. Vital, east Tuxedo, and west Wolseley will all see a return to pre-construction air traffic.

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