The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) in Canada is set to inaugurate the refurbished east/west Runway 06L/24R at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) on 21 November 2022.

This runway is the second-busiest at Tonto Pearson, with its refurbishment being one of the airport’s largest-ever runway rehabilitation projects.

Rehabilitation works began in April on the 3km runway that was initially constructed in the 1960s.

The project was partly financed by the federal government under the Airport Critical Infrastructure Program.

GTAA said that the project was finished on time and on budget.

The rehabilitation project is claimed to extend the runway’s life by 30 years and improve its safety.

It involved using reclaimed materials such as crushed concrete from the runway pavement removal for the sub-base and base materials.

The project also included upgrades to 1,800 LED lights.

In April, Toronto Pearson held a groundbreaking ceremony for the project.

At that time, GTAA president and CEO Deborah Flint said: “This rehabilitation is about building essential infrastructure that is required for the economy of the region, the province, and the nation.

“A strong Pearson will support Canada’s recovery by enabling foreign direct investment, trade, tourism, and critical goods movement. Moreover, this work will contribute millions of dollars to the local economy, create meaningful jobs and use sustainable construction practices.”