Governor Walker Approves Funding for Cherryland Airport

Governor Scott Walker has approved just under $1.7 million for a runway reconstruction project at Door County Cherryland Airport near Sturgeon Bay. The funds will cover the costs for plans, designs and reconstruction of the airport’s secondary runway.

Funding Breakdown

  • State = $84,662
  • Door County = $84,662
  • Federal Aviation Administration = $1,523,906

Total = $1,693,230

“This runway was constructed in 1984,” says Ryan Donnelly, an airport development engineer at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). “It is no longer cost effective to make repairs to the pavement on this runway, which is 3,200-feet long and 75-feet wide.”

Work is scheduled to begin this May and should be completed in July 2016. The project will not disrupt daily airport operations.

Door County Cherryland 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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