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Noise complaints take off while runway fixes underway

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A plane takes off from Richardson International Airport in Winnipeg on Monday from a northwest-southeast runway while the regular north-south runway is rehabilitated.  The change has resulted in an increase in air traffic in some southwest Winnipeg neighbourhoods.

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A plane takes off from Richardson International Airport in Winnipeg on Monday from a northwest-southeast runway while the regular north-south runway is rehabilitated. The change has resulted in an increase in air traffic in some southwest Winnipeg neighbourhoods.

If you live in the southeast part of Winnipeg and have noticed you’re exhausted and grumpy lately, get in line.

People in neighbourhoods such as River Heights, Tuxedo, Wolseley, Fort Richmond, St. Vital, Southdale, east St. James and Fort Garry have had airplanes rumbling overhead at all hours of the day and night as the north-south runway at Richardson International is repaved.

And they’re letting the Winnipeg Airports Authority hear about it as the phone at the noise complaint line (204-987-9403) is ringing off the hook.

The construction started six weeks ago and is expected to wrap up before the end of July.

Affected neighbourhoods

The following neighbourhoods will experience an increase in air traffic during this period:

  • Lakeside (west)
  • St. James (east)
  • Tuxedo (east)
  • River Heights
  • Wolseley (west)
  • Fort Rouge (west)
  • Fort Whyte (northeast)
  • Fort Garry-Riverview
  • Riel
  • Fort Richmond
  • St. Vital
  • Southdale
  • Seine River.

On the other hand, the following neighbourhoods are expected to notice a reduction in air traffic.  Enjoy the quiet, residents of:

  • St. James (former Silver Heights area)
  • Assiniboia (east)
  • Kirkfield Park (east)
  • Charleswood (east)
  • Tuxedo (west)
  • Tyndall Park (west)
  • Lakeside (east)
  • The Maples (west).

 

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Updated on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 5:31 PM CDT: Adds lists.

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