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Governor Walker approves funding for pavement marking improvements at five Wisconsin airports

August 12, 2014

Governor Scott Walker today approved a project that will release $100,000 in state funding to revitalize a variety of runway markings at Kenosha Regional, Manitowoc County, Necedah, Prentice and Door County Cherryland airports as part of the 2014 airport pavement marking program.

Andrew Trimble, airport development engineer with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), explains that airport markings fade because of weather and use. Additionally, runway identification numbers, which are based on a runway’s orientation to the magnetic north pole, need to be periodically changed because magnetic north drifts slowly with the passage of time.

The project is expected to begin in August and should be complete by the end of September.

Each of the five airports is among the 98 facilities included in the Wisconsin State Airport System Plan, which makes them eligible for state and federal funding. Airport improvement projects are administered through WisDOT’s Bureau of Aeronautics.

For more information, contact:
Andrew Trimble, WisDOT airport development engineer
(608) 267-0454, andrew.trimble@dot.wi.gov

 

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