Governor Walker approves funding to design a fuel farm and new terminal at Richland Airport

Sent: Feb. 28, 2017

Governor Scott Walker has approved funding totaling $166,667 for two design plans at the Richland Airport. One design will be for future construction of a fuel farm and the second will be for a new terminal building. Wendy Hottenstein, airport project manager with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), said these design projects will provide plans for a new fueling facility to allow airport users to fuel their aircraft at any time. The project also will develop plans to replace the existing deteriorated terminal building, to allow pilots to get out of the weather and perform flight planning. Designs should be completed by spring 2017.

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

Funding Breakdown

  • State = $8,333
  • City of Richland Center = $8,334
  • FAA = $150,000

Airport improvement projects are administered through WisDOT’s Bureau of Aeronautics. Richland 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:
Wendy Hottenstein, P.E., WisDOT project manager
(608) 261-6278,