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Central Wisconsin Airport receives $2M for renovations

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by Brittany Earl

MOSINEE(WAOW)--The Central Wisconsin Airport is out growing the number of people who walk through its doors. With the help of the state and Governor Doyle, a plan that's been in the making for years will finally come true.

A new face lift for the Central Wisconsin Airport is underway.

Tony Yaron, Airport Administrator says, "The terminal project has been an on going concern for the past 5 to 6 years. The airport board recently decided, an on sight renovation is the way to go."

Governor Doyle gave the go ahead of more than $2 Million for renovations. The last time the airport was remodeled was in 1987.

Margaret Grubba, a Plover woman says, "It's been this way for a long time, we could use something a little different."

 The terminal will be completely remodeled, both the west and east wings will be expanded to make room for larger baggage claims and ticket counters. Yaron says this is a long-term project but starting tomorrow they are looking at design plans that will hopefully be completed by March 2011.

"I think it will help a lot, because a lot of times we don't have enough parking out here," said Grubba. "We will be expanding the parking lot, adding another 500 surface spaces for automobiles out there," said Yaron.

Yaron says even though the terminal will be doubled in size, the utility bills will be cut in half also airport designers will be looking at geo-thermal and different air circulation systems. Yaron says anything that will save them money, makes sense.

Yaron says he and his staff aren't the only ones looking forward to the new changes. "Well I think the entire community is excited about this too."

Online Reporter: Brittany Earl

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