Rhinelander Oneida County Airport receives $730,000 for improvements
Governor Scott Walker today announced a $730,000 project to renovate and expand the Rhinelander Oneida County airport’s snow removal equipment (SRE) and sand storage buildings.The project will also include an update to the airport’s master plan.
Gayle Stearn, airport development engineer with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), said the architectural design for the SRE and sand storage buildings will address modifications needed to improve capacity. The master plan will explore all airport components, from facilities to users, to determine what development alternatives best accommodate the airport’s desired growth.
The state is providing $18,250; City of Rhinelander and Oneida County, $18,250. The remaining $693,500 will be funded by the Federal Aviation Administration.The project is set to begin this fall and be complete by December 2015.
Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport is one of 98 facilities included in the Wisconsin State Airport System Plan, which makes it eligible for state and federal funding. Airport improvement projects are administered through WisDOT’s Bureau of Aeronautics.