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Runway End Safety Areas

YVR is proactively building Runway End Safety Areas (RESAs), which are specialized areas at the end of a runway that protect passengers and reduce the severity of damage to an aircraft in the unlikely event of an overrun or undershoot. Visit our RESA page for more information.

Summer Runway Repair Program

Summer is best suited for airside paving and electrical projects. The summer runway repair schedule below provides a forecast of South Runway closures at YVR for maintenance activities. Exact dates of future runway closures will be posted as project details and work schedules are confirmed.

  • 2016: Up to 16 weeks to facilitate RESA construction
  • 2017: Up 16 weeks to facilitate RESA construction
  • 2018: 3-week closure or up to 8-weeks for annual maintenance