Deteriorating pavement on taxiways for planes at the Dane County Regional Airport will get repaired this year, thanks to funding mostly coming from the federal government.
The $480,000 project will begin in spring and should be completed in the fall, and will not disrupt daily airport operations, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation said.
“The repairs will prevent possible damage to aircraft taxiing to the public use hangar area, located off the airport’s south ramp,” said David Montesinos, an airport project manager for the DOT.
The Federal Aviation Administration is providing $432,000 in funding, while the state and Dane County will each spend $24,000.
The Dane County Regional Airport is part of the Wisconsin State Airport System Plan, 98 airports in the state that are eligible for state and federal funding.