Madison(WKOW) -- from WI Dept. of Transportation: Governor Jim Doyle has approved a $90,000 project to install an upgrade to the automated weather observation system (AWOS) at the Dodge County Airport.
The Governor's action releases $2,250 in state funds for the project and Dodge County is contributing another $2,250.
The Federal Aviation Administration is providing $85,500.
According to Craig Butler, airport project manager with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, the project will enable the Federal Aviation Administration to continue to publish aircraft instrument approach procedures for the airport that have lower minimums.
Those lower minimums will provide inbound aircraft greater access to the airport.
Dodge County Airport has two paved runways, 4,000 feet and 5,000 feet in length, respectively.
There are 33 individual hangars at the airport and a new terminal building.
Fifty planes are based at the airport and there are approximately 24,000 take-offs and landings each year.