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Governor Walker approves improvement project at Burnett County Airport

June 10, 2014

Governor Scott Walker today announced $482,457 in funding for construction and engineering services at the Burnett County Airport in Siren.

Gayle Stearn, airport development engineer with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), said the project will make fuel system improvements and replace old fuel tanks. It also funds design engineering services that include surveying nearby obstructions to protect the runway approaches.

Construction and design services began in the spring and will be complete later this fall.

Funding Breakdown

  • State = $16,227
  • Burnett County = $16,230
  • Federal Aviation Administration = $450,000

Burnett County 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:
Gayle Stearn, WisDOT airport development engineer
(608) 266-7269,



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