WISCONSIN — Two Wisconsin airports will receive federal funding to make various enhancements.

The Federal Aviation Administration announced that the funding, through President Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will modernize airport control towers with current technology and other operational enhancements.

Central Wisconsin Airport in Mosinee will receive $608,000 and Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh will receive $200,000 for improved operations and safety.

“Congratulations to two great airports for well-deserved BIL grants that will advance control tower technology and offer greater safety features,” Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary Craig Thompson said in a statement. “Wittman Regional Airport is familiar to many who participate in EAA AirVenture annually and it serves a vital role year-round for the businesses and travelers of the Fox River Valley. C-Way is critical to central Wisconsin, including the Marshfield Clinic, Wausau and Stevens Point.”

The project for Central Wisconsin Airport will replace outdated equipment and overhaul control tower functionality. Adding a tracking system and improving radio communication between the tower and on-the-ground support vehicles will boost overall airport safety.

Wittman Regional Airport’s project will replace old control tower equipment for better safety and lower operational costs. As one of the busiest airports in the country each year during EAA, WisDOT said it is important to the safety of thousands of pilots and ground crew.

These recent grant announcements join a growing list of projects awarded to Wisconsin communities as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.


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