YVR Taxiway A Extension

Vancouver Airport Authority is proposing to extend Taxiway A and construct a new Taxiway A7 at the Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C. The project consists of constructing and operating new aircraft taxiways and a new vehicle roadway to improve operational efficiencies and safety for aircraft maneuvering on the south airfield.  Taxiway A will be extended approximately 1,000m to the east with connections to Taxiway C and the new Taxiway A7. Taxiway A7 will be a new 200m long access to Runway 08R-26L.  The new taxiways will be capable of supporting aircraft up to Boeing777.  A new 850m long airside vehicle roadway will be constructed parallel to the new taxiway.  During construction, the project will require temporary closures of existing taxiways A, C and F and the South Runway and permanent closure of Taxiway B. All closures will be coordinated with other construction and maintenance activities on the airfield. 

Latest update

May 5, 2023 – The Vancouver Airport Authority issued its Notice of Determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination - Vancouver Airport Authority - May 5, 2023
1 Notice of Intent to Make a Determination - Start of Public Comment Period - March 15, 2023


Climate and Environment
PO Box 44638 YVR Domestic Terminal RPO
Richmond, British Columbia V7B 1W2
Email: Environment@yvr.ca

  • Location

    • Richmond (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Airport and Airfields
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Vancouver Airport Authority
  • Authorities

    • Vancouver Airport Authority
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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