$3.4 million approved for ramp, taxiway at Austin Straubel airport

Posted at 12:39 PM, Oct 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-25 13:39:36-04

More than $3.4 million has been approved to construct a new ramp and taxiway at the Green Bay-Austin Straubel International Airport. Runway electrical signs also will be replaced as part of this project.

Governor Scott Walker has approved $211,210 in state funds for this construction project, with the Federal Aviation Administration providing more than $3 million. Brown County has contributed $211,210 for planning and design for the project.

The new ramp construction project will help to accommodate additional aircraft parking during large-draw events at the airport, such as during Green Bay Packer home games and the EAA AirVenture annual event, according to Matthew Malicki, airport development engineer with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

The project also replaces “distance remaining” signs on both runways. These signs are utilized by pilots to understand how much runway they have remaining for take-offs and landings.

The project is scheduled to begin this month and should be completed by July 2017. Both runways will need to be closed overnight for short periods during construction, as well as some single runway daytime closures.