Governor Walker approves improvement project at Tomahawk Regional Airport
Governor Scott Walker has announced $775,393 in funding for pavement reconstruction and rehabilitation project at Tomahawk Regional Airport.
Andrew Trimble, airport engineer with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), said the project will replace the existing pavement that has been broken up due to age and weather. Additionally, an evaluation of the base materials beneath these areas will also be performed and remedial work will be done, if needed, to ensure long life for the new taxiway and apron pavement.
The bulk of the funding, $703,288, will come from the Federal Aviation Administration. The state and city of Tomahawk will each contribute $36,052 to the project.
Project design is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2014, with construction to follow; it should be completed later this year.
Tomahawk Regional Airport is one of 98 facilities included in the Wisconsin State Airport System Plan, which makes it eligible for state and federal funding. Airport improvement projects are administered through WisDOT’s Bureau of Aeronautics.