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Gov. Doyle approves projects to improve airport

MADISON (WKOW) -- Improvements are coming to the Dane County Regional Airport.

Governor Jim Doyle has approved $1,300,000 for two projects at the Dane County Regional Airport in Madison. The Governor's action releases $1,040,000 in state funds for the projects and Dane County will contribute the remaining $260,000. 

According to David Montesinos, project manager with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, one project will improve deteriorating airport perimeter roads used by fire rescue, emergency and other airport vehicles. The other project involves sealing asphalt on runways and aprons to rehabilitate and prolong the life of asphalt pavements at the airport.

Construction is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2010.

Dane County Airport consists of three paved runways, parallel taxiways, aircraft parking aprons and ramps, terminal building, parking facilities and FAA control tower.  Currently, five airlines fly passengers non-stop to 14 destinations and connecting hub airports.  In 2008, 740,000 people flew out of Dane County Regional Airport and cargo transported totaled 12,260,000 pounds.

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