Governor Walker approves over $1.7 million for improvement projects for Eagle River Union Airport

Date sent: March 7, 2017

Governor Scott Walker announced $1,714,519 in funding to reconstruct the main runway and replace lighting at the Eagle River Union Airport.
Matt Messina, EIT, airport development engineer with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), says these projects will improve safety and the pavement condition of Runway 4/22.

Funds from the state, city of Eagle River Airport Commission and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be used for this project.

Funding Breakdown

  • State = $85,726
  • City of Eagle River Airport Commission = $85,726
  • FAA = $1,543,067

Construction will start July 17 and be completed by October 2017.

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

For more information, contact:
Matt Messina, EIT, WisDOT airport development engineer
(608) 267-7108,