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Governor Walker approves nearly $3.5 million for project at Chippewa Valley Regional Airport

November 19, 2013

Governor Scott Walker today announced a $3,485,372 design and construction project for continued work on the realignment of a taxiway at the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport in Eau Claire.

Gayle Stearn, airport development engineer with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), said this is the second of a two phase project to straighten Taxiway A to meet federal safety requirements. The project extends from Taxiway C to the end of the airport’s primary runway. Taxiway B is being eliminated due to the realignment; once the project is complete, the taxiways will be relabeled. The project also includes funding for pavement improvements to the airport’s perimeter and maintenance roads.

Funding Breakdown

  • State = $208,919
  • Chippewa Valley Regional Airport = $208,919
  • Federal Aviation Administration = $3,067,534

The project is scheduled to begin in spring 2014 and is expected to be completed by fall 2015.

Chippewa Valley Regional Airport is one of 98 facilities included in the Wisconsin State Airport System Plan (SASP). The airport is classified as a commercial service airport, supporting regularly scheduled year-round commercial airline service and a full range of general aviation activity to domestic and international destinations.

For more information, contact:
Gayle Stearn, WisDOT airport development engineer
(608) 266-7269,



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