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South Runway Maintenance Schedule

YVR runways require regular, ongoing maintenance. Because of its heavy use, the South Runway requires more repairs and closure time.

2017 Monthly Maintenance 

Continuing our runway maintenance requirements, the Airport Authority will be closing the south runway (Runway 08R-26L) on selected nights each month in support of critical maintenance works on the runway and on runway supporting systems. This work is in addition to the regular annual south runway closure during the summer. Monthly dates scheduled for closures are as follows:

  • January 25
  • February 15
  • March 1, 15, 29
  • April 12, 26
  • May 10, 24
  • September 13, 27
  • October 11, 25
  • November 8, 22
  • December 6, 20

This work will require the closure to occur between the hours of 10:00pm and 6:00am. During these hours, landings and take-offs will be moved to the north runway to allow maintenance crews to access the work areas. The Airport Authority acknowledges that some communities may be disturbed by the changes to runway usage during the closures; however, this work is necessary to maintain a high standard of safety for the travelling public. If you would like more information, please contact YVR Noise Management at noise@yvr.ca.

South Runway Repair Schedule

Work is performed at night and the North Runway is used for landings and take-offs during repairs. Repair dates and hours are posted as details and schedules are confirmed. The schedule is reviewed annually and updated as needed. Check back often for the latest updates.

  • 2017: 16-week closure for annual maintenance and RESA project (May 29  - September 16)
  • 2018: 3-week closure or up to 8 weeks for annual maintenance
  • 2019: 3-week closure or up to 8 weeks for annual maintenance
  • 2020: 3-week closure or up to 8 weeks for annual maintenance
  • 2021: 3-week closure or up to 8 weeks for annual maintenance

For more information about annual projects and south runway closure times, see the advisories posted in the Update section.