Winnipeg airport reopens rehabilitated second runway

WINNIPEG — People in south Winnipeg will sleep a bit better starting Thursday.

More air traffic than normal has been flying over St.Vital, Fort Richmond, River Heights and other areas since April, when the Richardson International Airport shut down one of its two runways for rehabilitation work. That means planes were forced to use only one runway.

The Winnipeg Airports Authority showed off the smooth surface of the newly refurbished 3,350-metre runway on Thursday.

Planes are expected to start using the runway Thursday afternoon.

That means planes will return to flying over Charleswood. That neighbourhood, notorious for being under a landing path, had a break from air traffic.

The project cost the WAA $8.2 million.

The refurbished runway at the Richardson International Airport is open Thursday.

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Global News Winnipeg: Winnipeg airport reopens rehabilitated second runway

Winnipeg airport reopens rehabilitated second runway