Improvements to Airport Roadways Underway

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 11:00

 

Improvements to Airport Roadways Underway
Minimal Impact on Airport Passengers and Visitors

Halifax, N.S. – Work has started on a project to upgrade the roadway system at Halifax Stanfield International Airport. The new configuration will improve traffic safety and wayfinding, reduce congestion and increase the road network capacity. 

“Improving our road system is vital as we continue to grow and advance Halifax Stanfield, one of Atlantic Canada’s most critical pieces of transportation infrastructure,” says Joyce Carter, Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) President & CEO. “These changes will improve the flow of traffic for passengers, visitors and airport workers while enabling future roadway development to support growth on airport property.”

Preliminary work began this past April with tree-clearing.

The roadway project itself was awarded to Brycon Construction of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, following a competitive tendering process. 

Construction started recently and work will continue throughout the remainder of 2014, then start up again in the spring of 2015, with project completion scheduled for mid-year 2015. Total funding for the project is $21 million.

The work will be completed in phases to minimize impacts to traffic.

Highlights of the Project

•    Create a new one-way loop road system with multiple lanes to support free flowing traffic by minimizing lane changes, reducing congestion, and increasing capacity for growing traffic demand
•    Eliminate intersections and crossover turning movements, allowing more time for decision making and improving roadway safety
•    Simplify directional signs 
•    Improve access to current and future facilities and amenities on airport property

Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport is Atlantic Canada’s principal full-service airport providing passengers and cargo clients with access to markets across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean Basin, and Europe. It’s the only airport in Atlantic Canada to offer Canada Customs services on a 24 hour, seven day a week basis, and U.S. preclearance. The Airport, a major economic generator valued at over $1.27 billion to the provincial economy, welcomes almost 3.6 million passengers annually; gives back through its Community Outreach Program and its Signature Partnership with Parker Street Food and Furniture Bank; and is an internationally recognized leader in customer service and is one of only 18 airports worldwide certified as Airport Service Quality Assured – an industry benchmark of service excellence.

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Contact:         Peter Spurway
                        HIAA VP Corporate Communications
                        Phone: 902.873.6312
                        Cell: 902.476.7560
                        Email: peter.spurway@hiaa.ca