October 6, 2008

$373,685 Airport Project Approved

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. - Gov. Jim Doyle has approved a $373,685 project to construct a T-hangar and taxiway extension at the Platteville Municipal Airport.

It releases $2,927 in state funds to extend a taxiway in the hangar area, update planning documents and upgrade runway edge lights. The city of Platteville is contributing another $15,758 and the Federal Aviation Administration is providing $355,000. The project will also include design and construction of a six-bay T- hangar.

According to Stacey Miller, airport engineering specialist with the state Department of Transportation, the project will generate documents for planning purposes, develop the hangar area to meet airport growth and upgrade runway light lenses to meet FAA requirements.

Construction is scheduled for this fall and spring 2009.

Facilities at the Platteville Municipal Airport include the existing 4,000-foot primary runway and a 3,600-foot crosswind runway.

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