3/9/17 – Funding is in place for a reconstruction of the main runway at the Dodge County Airport in Juneau. The governor announced yesterday that state funds totaling $97-thousand dollars have been approved for the design and construction of the $1.9-million-dollar project. Dodge County taxpayers are providing another $97-thousand dollars while the remaining $1.74 million is being paid by the Federal Aviation Administration. Dodge County Assistant Highway Commissioner Pete Thompson says the funding covers phase one of the project which replaces the deteriorating gravel base and pavement on the western section of the main runway. The airports second, north-south runway will be open to air traffic for phase one. That may not be the case next year as work will need to be done where the two runways intersect. Phase One gets underway in early April, weather permitting, and is slated to be completed by July, just in time for the EAA Air Venture in Oshkosh. Buteyn-Peterson Construction of Sheboygan was awarded the low bid by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Bureau of Aeronautics. Bidding for Phase Two will take place in August and Thompson says the cost is estimated to be about the same as Phase One. Construction should be completed by October 2018.