Edmonton International Airport Embarks on Key Infrastructure Enhancements
Edmonton International Airport (YEG) has announced the commencement of significant infrastructure upgrades to its Departures Roadway on Level Two. Set to begin on September 26, these enhancements will necessitate the temporary closure of the elevated roadway, leading to the relocation of passenger pick-up and drop-off zones.
During the upgrade period, the Departures Roadway adjacent to the terminal will be inaccessible to all vehicular traffic. The lower-level Arrivals Roadway will be reserved exclusively for commercial vehicles and passengers requiring accessible access. A newly designated Passenger Pick-up and drop-off Area has been established to the east of the Easy Parkade. A Park and wait Area has also been introduced for those awaiting arriving passengers.Advertising
Travelers utilizing the relocated pick-up and drop-off zones will experience a 5-10-minute walk to and from the terminal. To aid passengers during the colder months, seasonal shuttle services and heated shelters will be available from November through April.
Myron Keehn, President & CEO of Edmonton International Airport, emphasized the importance of the Departures Roadway as a vital component of the airport's infrastructure. He acknowledged the potential inconveniences the construction might pose to passengers. He assured that measures, including enhanced signage and additional staff, have been implemented to assist travelers during construction.Advertising
Given the extensive nature of the upgrades, the closure is expected to extend beyond typical maintenance durations. The project, slated to continue into 2024, will be executed by Edmonton-based PCL Construction, with engineering managed by WSP.
In light of these changes, passengers are advised to arrive 15 minutes earlier than usual and to heed directional signs to navigate the altered routes. YEG remains committed to ensuring the safety and security of its passengers, employees, and guests and seeks understanding and patience as these pivotal improvements are undertaken.
This project is part of YEG's ongoing efforts to enhance its infrastructure and services. The airport, Canada's fifth busiest passenger traffic, has been at the forefront of various sustainability and innovation initiatives, including being the first airport globally to sign The Climate Pledge.
For real-time updates and more details on the construction project, travelers are encouraged to visit flyeia.com/construction.Advertising
About Edmonton International Airport: Edmonton International Airport (YEG) operates as a self-funded, not-for-profit entity, contributing significantly to the economic prosperity of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. With an economic output surpassing $3.2 billion and supporting over 26,000 pre-pandemic jobs, YEG is a pivotal player in the aviation sector. The airport's commitment to sustainability and innovation is evident in its various initiatives, including the Airport City Sustainability Campus and its pioneering drone delivery operations.
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