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.
Gov. Jim Doyle approved five airport improvement projects Thursday, releasing about $50,000 in state funding. The projects will cost a total of $2.1 million, with $57,000 of that picked up...
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