Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Chippewa Valley Regional Airport (KEAU) gets large grant from Department of Transportation

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- A local airport is being awarded a hefty grant to help with multiple projects.

Rep. Ron Kind says the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport will receive more than $570,000 from the Department of Transportation, to help make needed improvements.

The airport director says the grant money will go towards helping improve runways and purchasing new equipment.

“A large part of the grant is for design for partial runway reconstruction to our crosswind runway, Runway 1432, we are hoping to get actual funding for construction on that project in 2018-2019.” said Airport Director, Charity Zich.

The airport director says the grant will also help purchase aircraft rescue fire-fighting equipment and snow removal equipment.  She says those items will be bought within the next six months.

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