The airport said general contractor R.W. Tomlinson Ltd., prime subcontractor Black & McDonald, and other companies on the project worked 16-hour days for six days a week for most of the construction duration.
"From installing a temporary asphalt plant on-site, to careful project management, our construction partners did a fantastic job and we now have a new runway that will serve our community for several decades," stated Ottawa International Airport Authority CEO Paul Benoit.
The budgeted $14 million project was paid for out of proceeds from the airport's improvement fee. Runway 07/25 was last resurfaced in 1994, when Transport Canada managed the airport.
The reconstructed runway exceeds standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization and the United States Federal Aviation Authority, the airport stated.