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Governor Walker approves electrical improvement project at Kenosha airport

March 17, 2014

Governor Scott Walker today announced a $2.4 million project to construct a new electrical vault building and replace airfield electrics at Kenosha Regional Airport.

Wendy Hottenstein, airport project manager with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), said the new building will safely and efficiently provide space for the airport’s regulators and other electrical equipment that is presently housed in the basement of the terminal. The airfield electrical improvements will replace outdated cables, circuits and light fixtures. In addition, precision approach path indicators (PAPIs) will be installed along the airport’s primary runway to provide safer landing conditions for pilots.

Funding Breakdown

  • State = $120,000
  • City of Kenosha = $120,000
  • Federal Aviation Administration = $2,160,000

Construction will begin in April and is expected to be completed by August 2014.

Kenosha 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.

For more information, contact:
Wendy Hottenstein, WisDOT airport project manager
(608) 261-6278,



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