$ 85 Million Dane County Regional Airport Expansion to Pave Way for More Flights and Passengers | Local government
According to plans, the south end of the airport, which juts out diagonally from the rest of the structure, will be demolished and replaced with a longer terminal that will line up directly with the rest of the building, Riechers said. .
The first phase would be to build the new structure and the second to demolish the diagonal terminal, Riechers said. The expansion would destroy three existing gates and add six new ones.
The new terminal would have two floors with 45,000 square feet of public space upstairs and 45,000 square feet of maintenance workshops and infrastructure on the ground floor.
The top floor would include the doors, a restaurant, a children’s play area, a nursing room for mothers, and a service animal relief area that would provide service dogs and other pets with a place to stay. hygienic to go to the toilet without the owners having to leave the airport and go through security again.
Supper. Larry Palm, who represents the 12th District of the Airport Zone on Dane County Council, said he supports the project, particularly the Service Animal Zone. He said he’s happy the expansion is internal to the existing airport property and likely won’t affect neighboring homes.
But Palm said he would have liked to consider using the $ 85 million for other projects, such as tackling the contamination of airport floors with PFAS compounds – toxic chemicals made by the company. human that do not break down in the environment and have been shown to be effective. increase the risk of cancer and other diseases. Although the money probably couldn’t have been used for it anyway, Palm said.