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Governor Walker approves pavement improvement project at Oconto airport

March 31, 2014

Governor Scott Walker today announced a $515,089 design and construction project for pavement improvements at J. Douglas Bake Memorial Airport in Oconto.

Kim Kaarto, airport engineering specialist with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), said the project will reconstruct deteriorating apron pavements, expand the parking lot, and construct taxiways for a new hangar area at the airport.

Funding Breakdown

  • State = $21,210
  • City of Oconto / Oconto County = $21,211
  • Federal Aviation Administration = $472,668

Design work started last fall and construction is scheduled to begin this spring.

J. Douglas Bake Memorial 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.

For more information, contact:
Kim Kaarto, WisDOT airport engineering specialist
(608) 266-3354,



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