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Mitchell airport to get $14M in improvements

MILWAUKEE (AP) — General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee will get more than $14 million worth of improvements, including a new de-icing facility and upgrades to a runway.

Gov. Scott Walker announced the project Thursday.

Project manager Wendy Hottenstein with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation said the de-icing facility has a more environmentally friendly collection system and will allow the aircraft to de-ice closer to the runway.

She said one runway at the airport has deteriorated over time and will be resurfaced as part of the project.

The Federal Aviation Administration will contribute $10.8 million for the project and the state and county will each contribute $1.8 million.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the project is scheduled to begin in the fall and completed by the summer of 2015.

 

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Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com

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