Vancouver International Airport released expansion plans on Jan. 18 totaling $5.6 billion for expanded terminals, upgraded bridges and roads and new taxiways.
The international wing will see the largest expansion due to increasing passenger use. The proposed terminal expansion is designed to accommodate 35 million passengers. Within the next 10 years, a north south taxiway will also be built where planes taxi over Grant McConachie Way and the Canada Line.
The 20-year plan began in 2015 by soliciting feedback on the long-term vision for the future of the airport. In 2016, the second phase consisted of further feedback on elements of the recently revealed master plan. Potential expansion of YVR's north runway is also part of the plan, including end safety areas and an extension to the runway.
YVR 2037 also projects a need for expanded ground access, including upgrades of surrounding bridges and roads along with pedestrian and cycling infrastructure.
The third phase will be public consultation, which began on Jan. 18 and will end on Feb 20. An open house will also be held on Feb 8.