EDMONTON – Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is completing infrastructure upgrades to the departures roadway on level two starting today (Sept. 26).
The upgrades will close the elevated roadway and require relocation of the passenger pick-up and drop-off areas.
“We understand the impacts this will have on passengers and have established a variety of supports, including additional signage and team members to help passengers visiting YEG over the course of construction,” Edmonton International Airport president and CEO Myron Keehn said in a press release.
During the construction period, the departures roadway adjacent to the terminal will be temporarily closed to all traffic, the lower-level arrivals roadway will be closed to personal vehicles and open only to commercial vehicles and passengers requiring accessible access, the relocated passenger pick-up and drop-off area has been established east of the Easy Parkade, and a new park and wait area is available for those picking up arriving passengers, a YEG release said.
This is a temporary regenerative construction project, and due to the extent of the upgrades needed, this closure will be longer than typical maintenance.
PCL Construction is completing the work and engineering management is by WSP. Construction is expected to continue into 2024.