Public Notice

YVR South Airfield Improvements – Public Comments Invited

February 10, 2023 – The Vancouver Airport Authority must determine whether the proposed YVR South Airfield Improvements is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

To help inform this determination, the Vancouver Airport Authority is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination. All comments received will be considered public. For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website.


Written comments must be submitted by March 13, 2023 to:

Vancouver Airport Authority

Climate and Environment

PO Box 44638 YVR

Domestic Terminal RPO

Richmond, British Columbia V7B 1W2



The Proposed Project

The project consists of improvements to airfield infrastructure including taxiways and the south runway at Vancouver International Airport. Much of the proposed work will involve maintenance of aging taxiway pavement and consists of asphalt milling/paving and replacement of existing concrete pavement structures. Several taxiway intersections will be widened to improve safety for aircraft maneuvering. A taxiway will be realigned and widened. In addition to the pavement improvements, the project will include upgrades to airfield electrical systems, runway lighting, taxiway lighting and drainage. Activities will include asphalt milling/paving, concrete removal/paving, soil excavation, installation of underground electrical ducts, replacement of airfield lighting and drainage improvements.


The project will require temporary closures of taxiways and nightly closure of the South Runway. The runway will be open during the daytime.



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