Reconstruction of runway threshold 29 and rehabilitation of traffic lanes Golf and Hotel at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB)

The project consists of carry out regulatory works for the reconstruction of threshold 29 and the rehabilitation of traffic lanes Golf and Hotel. The project is necessary to maintain quality, efficient and safe airport infrastructure.

Excavation, drainage, pavement construction and replacement of the beaconing system and airport electrical equipment are planned.

Works phasing:

2022 (June to Septembre) : Seuil 29

2023 (June to Septembre) : Golf Phase 1

2024 (June to Septembre) : Golf Phase 2 and Hotel


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Quebec Airport Authority and Transport Canada has determined that the proposed “Reconstruction of runway threshold 29 and rehabilitation of traffic lanes Golf and Hotel at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB)” is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


This determination was based on a consideration of the following factors:

  • impacts on rights of Indigenous peoples;
  • Indigenous knowledge;
  • community knowledge;
  • comments received from the public; and
  • technically and economically feasible mitigation measures.

Mitigation measures taken into account for this determination are:

  • Whenever possible, turn off the engines of gasoline-powered vehicles and equipment when not in use.
  • The machinery used must be in good working order, clean, and the engines stopped when not in use to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and particle emissions into the air.
  • When transporting fine materials, dump trucks should be covered with securely fastened tarps.
  • Be sure to backfill with clean soil respecting the stratigraphy of the environment.
  • During excavation work, if soil showing signs of contamination or residual materials are encountered, these must be stored on a waterproof membrane (cover the pile of soil with a membrane as well) or in a sealed container, analyzed and managed according to their levels of contamination in sites authorized by the MELCC to receive them. Depending on the contamination levels, certain soils or materials may be reused on the site as recommended in the MELCC's Grille de gestion des sols excavés. Immediately notify the airport manager.
  • Ensure that all excavation and backfilling materials comply with regulations and applicable legislation.
  • No debris will be discharged into waterways. Any debris accidentally introduced into the aquatic environment will be removed as soon as possible.
  • Put effective measures in place to limit the input of sediments from the construction site into the aquatic environment and ensure their maintenance (e.g.: sediment barrier, berms, sediment trap, sedimentation basin, temporary stabilization of embankments, diversion of water to areas of vegetation). The measures must remain effective during periods of flooding, during heavy rains or during periods of frost.
  • Place excavated material outside the high-water mark. If required, confine or stabilize these materials (eg: impermeable canvas, sediment barrier) to prevent the entry of sediment into the aquatic environment.
  • It is the responsibility of the contractor to identify the underground infrastructures if excavation work is planned.
  • Have and know how to use emergency equipment in the event of an accident or spill, particularly near machinery parking areas. In the event of a hydrocarbon pollutant or other hazardous materials, the contractor will notify the airport manager and the competent authorities. Immediately recover hydrocarbons and contaminated soils and dispose of them in accordance with the applicable legislation.
  • Any accidental spill will be reported directly to the Project Contingency Plan Manager. The affected area will be immediately circumscribed and cleaned, without delay. The contaminated soil will be removed and disposed of in an authorized location and a characterization will be carried out. In the event of a spill of oil or any other harmful substance, the National Environmental Emergencies Centre (1-866-283-2333) or Urgence-Environnement (Québec) (1-866-694-5454) must be notified without delay.

Quebec Airport Authority and Transport Canada are satisfied that that the carrying out of the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Therefore, Quebec Airport Authority and Transport Canada may carry out the project, exercise any power, perform any duty or function, or provide financial assistance to enable the project to be carried out in whole or in part.



Sophie Lefrançois
Sophie Lefrançois, Principal Director, Corporate Affairs
505, rue Principale
Québec, Quebec G2G 0J4
Telephone: 418-640-2700 ext. 2691

  • Location

    • Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) (Quebec)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Airport and Airfields
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Aéroport de Québec inc.
  • Authorities

    • Quebec Airport Authority
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
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