The Waukegan National Airport needs safety improvements in order to continue serving Lake County.
Runway 5/23 has reached the end of its useful life. The airport is required to update its infrastructure to meet today’s federal safety regulations.
The airport is a foundational pillar of Lake County’s economy, as it is used by law enforcement and emergency responders, critical healthcare providers, flight training schools, and local businesses, all of whom depend on the airport.
Fortunately, due to careful planning, the airport can complete the project while continuing to operate by building the replacement runway alongside the existing Runway 5/23.
Once the safety improvements are completed, the Waukegan National Airport will continue to serve Lake County for decades to come and make an even greater economic contribution to the region.