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Milwaukee’s Timmerman airport to get facelift, runway extension

Gov. Jim Doyle has approved $750,000 for two projects at Milwaukee County’s Lawrence J. Timmerman Airport.

The governor’s action releases $274,500 in state money to help complete the projects and Milwaukee County is contributing $76,500. The Federal Aviation Administration is providing the remaining $399,000.

According to Wendy Hottenstein, airport development engineer with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, the projects will include environmental engineering for a proposed runway extension and obstruction removal, and reconstruction of the terminal parking lot and lighting replacement.

The project is scheduled to be completed by summer 2011.

Timmerman airport includes two paved runways measuring 4,106 feet and 3,202 feet, along with two turf airstrips that together have about 80,000 take-offs and landings each year.

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