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Tuesday July 20th, 2010

Posted at 10:30am

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Windsor Airport is getting major upgrades under the Infrastructure Stimulus Funding program.

Windsor’s primary runway 07-25 (with ends that face easterly at 70 degrees and westerly at 250 degrees respectively) is getting new ‘taxiways’ or access roads to each end.  Presently, planes trying to take off westerly must first taxi down the runway, then literally turn around and manoeuvre to take off.  The new parallel taxiway takes care of this old inconvenience by providing an access taxiway to the very far east end of the runway.  No more spinning around.

The parallel taxiway is being constructed by M.R. Dunn Contracting with consulting by EBA.

Funding comes from…
City of Windsor: $2,333,334
Province of Ontario: $2,333,333
Government of Canada: $2,333,333
Total: $7,000,000

Over at the terminal building, upgrades are taking place to “operations” aspect of the facility.  Contractors are making the building more energy efficient, are repairing structural issues and streamlining some of the operational logistics.

Funding comes from…
City of Windsor: $750,000
Province of Ontario: $750,000
Government of Canada: $750,000
Total: $2,250,000

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