Wisconsin Department of Transportation
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Governor Walker approves projects totaling over $3.8 million at General Mitchell International Airport

A $2.2 million project will rehabilitate 30-year-old pavement along the 5,535-foot Runway 13/31.

By - Jan 14th, 2016 02:47 pm

Governor Scott Walker today announced approval of three projects totaling $3,810,650 to rehabilitate pavements, a portion of a perimeter fence and replace aging airfield guidance signage at General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee.

Wendy Hottenstein, airport project manager with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), said a $2.2 million project will rehabilitate 30-year-old pavement along the 5,535-foot Runway 13/31. An approximately $1.4 million project will rehabilitate the 8,300-foot Runway 7R/25L, the shoulder portion of the 9,990-foot Runway 1L/19R and replace airfield guidance signage. A $200,659 project will rehabilitate a portion of perimeter fence to bring it up to federal standards.

Wisconsin’s busiest airport, General Mitchell International has five paved runways that accommodate over 100,000 airport operations and some 6.5 million commercial passengers annually.

Funding Breakdown for the three projects

  • State = $491,331
  • Milwaukee County = $491,332
  • Federal Aviation Administration = $2,827,987

Work on the three recently-approved projects should be completed by the summer of 2016.

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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2 thoughts on “Governor Walker approves projects totaling over $3.8 million at General Mitchell International Airport”

  1. Tim says:

    Of course, Scott Walker would approve what are basically roads for airplanes. He’s never seen a road that he hasn’t wanted to spend money on, even if he has to put WI more in debt to do it.

  2. AG says:

    Tim, I had the same feeling about all the money we’re wasting on sidewalks… after all, they’re basically just roads for walkers. Worse yet, walker is the same as Walker! Which basically proves walking is evil.

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