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Runway, taxiway upgrades to begin at Hamilton, Ont. airport as feds chip in to help fund $38.9M project

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June 16, 2019 by On-Site Staff

The Ontario airport has seen cargo and passenger traffic grow by 20 and 118 per cent, respectively, over the past two years. PHOTO: John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport

HAMILTON, Ont.—A significant rehabilitation project at the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport is set for liftoff.

The federal government announced an $18.5 million contribution June 14 to help fund the infrastructure project that’s expected to approximately 350 construction jobs over four years. TradePort International Corp., which operates the airport, will foot the remainder of the $38.9 million bill.

The project involves strengthening both the airport’s primary and secondary runways to make way for larger aircraft, upgrading its taxiways to accommodate 24/7 operations and deploying LED lighting throughout the airfield.

The Hamilton, Ont. airport has grown considerably busier over the past two years, with passenger traffic increasing 118 per cent and cargo traffic growing by 20 per cent. As a hub for overnight ecommerce shipments, the airport anticipates strong growth as more shoppers turn online.

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