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Senator Baldwin Delivers Over $2.6 Million for Rural Airports in Wisconsin

Baldwin-supported Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding will boost capacity and increase safety

WISCONSIN – Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) announced that several rural Wisconsin airports will receive over $2.6 million in federal infrastructure funding to make critical upgrades to improve safety and increase revenue.

“Wisconsin airports help travelers get where they need to go while boosting tourism, growing the local economy, and creating jobs throughout the state,” said Senator Baldwin. “This funding will allow airports in our rural communities to make much-needed infrastructure improvements, improving safety, increasing efficiency, and ensuring our airports can welcome new passengers for years to come.”

The funding for the projects comes from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Grants (AIG), a program funded by the Baldwin-backed Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Through AIG, the following projects will receive funding: 

Chippewa Valley Regional Airport: $2,022,075 to construct a new 4,993 square foot two-bay south general aviation apron hanger for aircraft storage, maintenance, or service to assist the airport to be as self-sustaining as possible by generating revenue. 

West Bend Municipal Airport: $12,554 to install Runway 13 end identifier light and Runway 31 precision approach path indicators and end identifier lights.

Palmyra Municipal Airport: $448,000 to construct a new six-bay t-hangar

Waupaca Municipal Airport: $55,730 to construct a new nine-bay t-hangar

Manitowish Waters Airport: $110,471 to construct a new six-bay t-hangar with two box hangers.