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MKE Airfield Update! This newsletter is intended to keep
you up-to-date on airfield construction projects, regular maintenance, and
special events that could impact the standard flow of arriving or
departing air traffic.
MKE is remaining open during the Safer at Home order.
Airports are essential for the movement of passengers and cargo, especially during times of emergency. The Air Cargo operation remains busy as more consumers shop online. Precious cargo on these flights includes critical medical and food supplies. Private aircraft continue to use both Mitchell and Timmerman, and the 128th Air Refueling Wing depends on our airfield. We salute the outstanding essential Milwaukee County airport employees who are taking all necessary precautions and continuing to work around the clock during these difficult times. We will all get through this together, and MKE will be here for you when you're ready to travel again. More information on the Airport's COVID-19 response is available here: MKE Airport Service Alert (COVID-19)
Here is an update of some major airfield construction projects that are taking place this spring/summer, along with regular airfield maintenance:
- Several construction/rehabilitation projects on the airfield will begin April 1st and will continue through the beginning of July which means the main east-west runway (7R/25L) will be the primary commercial runway in use. This could result in a change in aircraft overflight activity in surrounding neighborhoods.
You may have noticed that construction is starting on the Howell Avenue tunnel. Rehabilitation work will continue until approximately mid-June. If you work in the airport area, or if you are traveling soon, please plan ahead. Allow for extra time to get to and from MKE due to lane closures and traffic delays.
MKE is in the middle of a two-year project to update the Airport Master Plan that will guide future development of the Airport. This plan will define a roadmap for incremental development to meet future aviation demand and other airport needs. Visit the MKE Master Plan website!
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