Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Press Release

Governor Walker approves improvement project at General Mitchell International Airport

The project will not disrupt air or vehicle traffic at the airport.

By - Nov 21st, 2016 02:18 pm
General Mitchell International Airport

General Mitchell International. Photo from facebook.

Governor Scott Walker has approved a $309,331 project to rehabilitate a portion of perimeter fence at the General Mitchell International Airport. The Governor’s action releases $44,291 in state funds for the project. Milwaukee County is contributing $44,292 and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is providing $220,748.

Funding Breakdown

  • State = $44,291
  • Milwaukee County = $44,292
  • Federal Aviation Administration = $220,748

According to Wendy Hottenstein, project manager with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Bureau of Aeronautics (BOA), the project will replace the existing six-foot perimeter fence with a 10-foot fence with barbed wire to meet current and FAA standards. The fence will promote safety and security by deterring wildlife and unauthorized entries.

The project will not disrupt air or vehicle traffic at the airport.

General Mitchell International Airport is one of 97 facilities included in the Wisconsin State Airport System Plan, which makes it eligible for state and federal funding. Airport improvement projects are administered through WisDOT’s BOA.

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