Sunday, January 29, 2012

Governor Walker approves $65,000 project at Watertown Municipal Airport (KRYV), Wisconsin.

January 24, 2012

Governor Scott Walker today announced a $65,000 project for an upgrade to the current Automated Weather Observing Station (AWOS) at the Watertown Municipal Airport.

Craig Butler, airport project manager with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, said the updated AWOS unit will enhance safety for inbound and departing aircraft by providing continuous weather reports.

The Watertown Municipal Airport AWOS is one of Wisconsin’s 40 AWOS units used by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Weather Service to analyze and forecast weather conditions.

The upgrade is scheduled to be completed this winter.

Funding breakdown

  • State = $52,000
  • Watertown Municipal Airport = $13,000
The Watertown Municipal Airport has two runways, a 4,429 foot paved surface runway with full taxiway and a 2,800 foot paved surface runway with a partial parallel taxiway.

For more information, contact:
Airport Project Manager Craig Butler, WisDOT

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