Project planned at PDC Municipal Airport

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. - A major improvement project has been approved for the Prairie du Chien Municipal Airport.

State funding totaling $18,000 is included in the $725,000 project, which calls for expanding an apron and building a taxiway to Runway 29 at the facility. The Federal Aviation Administration is providing nearly $690,000 to cover costs.

The goal is to provide much-needed maneuvering space in the terminal area and to reconstruct deteriorating pavements. Work should be completed by November.

Twenty aircraft are based at the Prairie du Chien Airport. It has a 5,000-foot primary runway, and a 4,000-foot secondary runway.

About 12,500 take-offs and landings occur there each year.