Montreal/Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport earlier this month closed the 11,000-foot Runway 06L/24R for major pavement reconstruction. Work now underway includes concrete slab replacement between future Taxiway B2 and Taxiway B1, rehabilitation of Taxiway B2 and B1, and construction of a new high-speed exit taxiway.
The runway is scheduled to reopen on June 23. Airport officials said construction activities will run “continuously for the entire duration of the work,” with the following impacts on operations: Taxiway B2 North of Taxiway B and Taxiways B1 and B3 will be closed; approach lights and runway edge lights for Runway 06L/24R will be disconnected; and low-visibility operations plan and CAT II procedures will be unavailable.
During the construction period, IFR training is not authorized, and VFR flights, including photo survey operations, “can anticipate restrictions or denied access to the Montreal Class C airspace,” according to notams. Also, slot reservations are required for all inbound and outbound general aviation flights, except for helicopter and medevac. Finally, Runway 06L/24R approach and departure procedures are not authorized at this time.