MORE SPACES / HAPPY FACES
3 May 2010 :00am
The $35 million project, which will break ground this week, will add approximately 850 spaces at the north end, and will feature a new wayfinding system, enhanced signage, an alternate ramp system, a new entrance plaza and a roof over the entire Parkade. The overall design includes a future expansion option that will add approximately 750 more spaces at the south end when demand calls for it.
Tasked with keeping the project on track are PCL Constructors, the Construction Manager and ZW Group, the Project Manager. Their added challenge will be to minimize the impact on our clients until the project is completed in late fall, 2011.
“Customers may recall that the Parkade has been expanded already, and may be surprised that we are growing again” said Paul Benoit, Airport Authority President and CEO. “We believe that expansion is our best and only option at this time”.
“This expansion is not only good news for the airport, but for Ottawa-Gatineau as well” said Peter Vice, Chairman of the Airport Authority’s Board of Directors. “Growing demand confirms that the local economy is in good health, and as more people fly, we will be able to serve their parking needs."
OMCIAA operates Ottawa International Airport without government subsidies under a 60-year lease transfer agreement with Transport Canada. The OMCIAA’s mandate is to manage, operate and develop airport facilities and lands in support of the economic growth of the National Capital Region.