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Governor Walker approves $187,000 project at Batten International Airport

November 25, 2013

Governor Scott Walker today announced a $187,318 architectural design project to renovate and expand the terminal building at Batten International Airport, along with pavement rehabilitation at the Racine facility.

Gayle Stearn, airport development engineer with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), said the terminal project includes the addition of a general aviation facility for U.S. Customs and Border Protection to service and inspect international passengers and cargo. The pavement improvements are for Taxiways B and C.

Funding Breakdown

  • State = $4,683
  • Racine Commercial Airport Corporation = $4,683
  • Federal Aviation Administration = $177,952

The project is underway and expected to be completed by fall 2014.

Batten International Airport is one of 98 facilities included in the Wisconsin State Airport System Plan (SASP). It is classified as a large general aviation airport, and supports all general aviation aircraft that include daily operations of all types of business jets. Batten International, formerly John H. Batten Airport, is privately owned by the Racine Commercial Airport Corporation (RCAC).

For more information, contact:
Gayle Stearn, WisDOT airport development engineer
(608) 266-7269,



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