Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Press Release

Governor Walker approves improvement project at General Mitchell International Airport

Governor Scott Walker today announced a $290,000 project to install new perimeter fencing at General Mitchell International Airport.

By - Sep 10th, 2014 01:15 pm
Governor Scott Walker today announced a $290,000 project to install new perimeter fencing at General Mitchell International Airport.
Wendy Hottenstein, project manager with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), said that the project will provide a new taller fence near the southwest quadrant of the airport that meets current FAA standards for security and wildlife deterrence.
 
Funding Breakdown
  • State = $36,250
  • Milwaukee County = $36,250
  • Federal Aviation Administration = $217,500
Construction is scheduled to start in the summer of 2014 and should be finished by winter of 2015.
General Mitchell International Airport is one of 98 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 Bureau of Aeronautics.

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