Sandspit airport gets new pavement

  • Aug. 18, 2003 9:00 a.m.

The Sandspit airport is getting its first new pavement in a quarter century.
Work started last Wednesday (August 13) on the $2-million project, according to airport manager Bob Ells, who says the runway, taxi ways and apron will all be repaved.
The work is being done at night to minimize impact on air travellers, with the airport closing from 6 pm to 6 am, although it can open for an emergency and for medevacs.
“Given good weather, we are hoping it will take twelve to fourteen days”, Mr. Ells said.
The airport got new pavement last in 1978, a full 25 years ago, at the high end of how long airport paving usually lasts.
JJM Contracting of Victoria is doing the work, and has a 28-person crew in Sandspit at the moment.