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Governor Walker approves $482,000 project at Washington Island Airport

November 25, 2013

Governor Scott Walker today announced a $482,457 project for weather equipment installation at Washington Island Airport, along with design services for future improvements at the Door County facility.

Gayle Stearn, airport development engineer with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), said the Automated Weather Observing Station (AWOS) will enhance safety for inbound and departing aircraft by providing continuous weather reports. The addition of the Washington Island AWOS brings the state’s total number of units to 45. The design component of this project includes engineering services for visual navigation aids, pavement rehabilitation and obstruction removals.

Funding Breakdown

  • State = $16,228
  • Town of Washington Island = $16,229
  • Federal Aviation Administration = $450,000

The project is underway and expected to be completed by fall 2014.

Washington Island Airport is one of 98 facilities included in the Wisconsin State Airport System Plan (SASP). The airport is classified as a small general aviation airport, primarily supporting single-engine aircraft.

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



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