Governor Evers approves $82,000 for Dodge County Airport project

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DODGE COUNTY, Wis. (WMTV) -- Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers approved funding totaling $82,000 to acquire an aviation easement at the Dodge County Airport, in Juneau, to help protect the airport’s airspace.

According to Lucas Ward, P.E., airport development engineer with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Bureau of Aeronautics, the easement allows for the trimming and clearing of trees which are presently an obstruction to the runways.

Funds from the state, Dodge County and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be used for this project.

The state and Dodge County will contribute $4,100 each, while the FAA will fund the remaining $73,800.

This project is currently scheduled to be completed by April 2019.

Airport improvement projects are administered through the WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics. Dodge County Airport is one of 97 facilities included in the Wisconsin State Airport System Plan, which makes it eligible for state and federal funding.