Charlottetown Airport moving ahead with $18M upgrade project
By David KennedyConstruction Financing
CHARLOTTETOWN—Prince Edward Island’s principal airport will undergo a major rehabilitation with the help of federal and provincial funding.
Ottawa awarded the Charlottetown Airport $8.1 million late last week for work on its main runway and associated infrastructure. The final piece of the funding puzzle adds to a $900,000 contribution from the province and $9 million from the airport authority.
The project consists of the rehabilitation of the airport’s main runway as well as several adjoining taxiways. The scope of construction includes grading and drainage improvements, replacing storm water collection infrastructure and repaving.
The project is expected to create 180 jobs during construction.
The airport authority hopes to complete the work during the 2018 construction season.