Madison (WKOW) -- from WI Governor's Office: Governor Jim Doyle has approved a $150,198 project to purchase snow removal equipment at the Iowa County Airport.
The Governor's action releases $3,755 in state funds for the project and Iowa County is contributing another $3,755.
The Federal Aviation Administration is providing $142,688.
According to Andy Trimble, airport development engineer with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, the new equipment will make it possible to clear the airport pavements more quickly and efficiently during snow conditions.
The snow removal equipment is being purchased for use this season and is scheduled for delivery before the end of the year.
The Iowa County Airport is located three miles northwest of the city of Mineral Point.
The airport encompasses 309 acres and consists of two runways, connecting taxiways, aprons, an entrance road, parking lot and terminal building.