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Governor Walker approves Rusk County Airport improvement project

May 8, 2014

Governor Scott Walker today announced $503,509 in funding to complete an airport project at Rusk County Airport that will bring about a number of needed improvements.

Kim Kaarto, airport engineering specialist with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), said the project will include an airfield assessment, needed repairs, an Airport Layout Plan (ALP) update, a survey of approaches for all runway ends and hangar improvements that include the installation of insulation and heater units.

Funding Breakdown

  • State = $25,088
  • Rusk County = $25,088
  • Federal Aviation Administration = $453,333

The project is scheduled to begin this spring and should be complete before the end of the year.

Rusk County 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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