Gov. Walker Approves Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport Improvements

Gov. Scott Walker has approved a $625,000 project to design the development of a new hangar and tie-down areas for local and transient traffic at the Ephraim Gibraltar Regional Airport. The Governor’s action releases $31,250 in state funds for the project, and the villages of Ephraim and Gibraltar are contributing another $31,250, with the Federal Aviation Administration providing $562,500.

Funding Breakdown

  • State = $31,250
  • Villages of Ephraim and Gibraltar = $31,250
  • Federal Aviation Administration = $562,500

According to David Montesinos, project manager with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), the project will allow for new hangars to be built as well as provide more places for transient aircraft to tie down their aircraft when visiting the area. This will allow the airport to handle increased air traffic to the area.

The project should be completed by December 2016 and will not disrupt airport operations.

Ephraim Gibraltar 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.

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