New McCall Way Open for Business
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 16, 2013
Calgary, AB – Today, The Calgary Airport Authority officially opened the realigned McCall Way. The new route, which includes an underpass, provides access for airport partners located in the business park off McCall Way and Aerial Place. In conjunction, the underpass infrastructure accommodates the construction of a new taxiway, which will connect the existing airfield with the new airfield system currently under development.
The opening of the underpass is an important milestone in the Runway Development Project as it reroutes traffic under Taxiway Romeo, which is currently being constructed. This taxiway is an important connection as it allows aircraft to connect to the new runway, which is scheduled to open in spring 2014.
“The completion of the Taxiway Romeo underpass is essential to the efficient operation of our new airfield system, and maintains critical access for our growing business community in the area,” said Bob Schmitt, Senior Vice-President, Planning & Engineering. “This is a crucial piece of infrastructure as we prepare for 2014 operations of the new runway.”
The Calgary Airport Authority is a not-for-profit organization incorporated under the Regional Airports Authorities Act of Alberta. The Authority is responsible for the management, operation and development of Calgary International (YYC) and Springbank (YBW) Airports. YYC is Canada's fourth busiest airport and is an important economic engine for the city, region and province, generating over $6 billion per annum in economic activity.