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La Crosse Municipal Airport tower gets another closure delay

LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - La Crosse's airport control tower is on the list released Friday by the Federal Aviation Administration that delays its closing for another month.

La Crosse was on the list of 149 airport control towers across the country that were set to close early in May. 

The affected towers are operated by private contractors, and the FAA said Friday it's delaying the closures until June 15.

La Crosse airport manager Clint Torp says the delay gives them a little more time to try to persuade Congress to keep the towers open. The La Crosse tower employs four full-time controllers. The airport has eight commercial and about 60 general aviation flights a day.

In addition to La Crosse, it means a reprieve for seven other Wisconsin airports. Those towers on the list are at the airports in Mosinee, Eau Claire, Kenosha, Janesville, Oshkosh, Waukesha, and at Timmerman Airport in Milwaukee.

Those towers were going to lose their funding April 21 or May 5.

 

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