Governor Walker approves over $500,000 for improvements for Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport

Sent: Feb. 28, 2017

Governor Scott Walker today announced $572,621 in funding to renovate the snow removal equipment building at the Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport. Gayle Stearn, P.E., airport development engineer with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), said this project will update the building to current code and replace needed equipment and building materials due to age and corrosion. The building was originally constructed in 1978 and expanded in 1988. This project began in fall 2016 and should be completed by fall 2017.

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

Funding Breakdown

  • State = $14,315
  • City of Rhinelander and Oneida County = $14,316
  • FAA = $543,990

Airport improvement projects are administered through the WisDOT Bureau of Aeronautics. Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport is one of 97 facilities included in the Wisconsin State Airport System Plan, which makes it eligible for airport development funding.

For more information, contact:
Gayle Stearn, P.E., WisDOT airport development engineer
(608) 266-7269,