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Lieberman, Blumenthal Praise Release of Over $8 Million for CT Airports

WASHINGTON, DC -- Senators Joe Lieberman (ID-CT) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) today praised the release of over $8 million for improvements to two Connecticut airports. 

Bradley International Airport will receive $3,360,000 for sound insulation of approximately 100 homes in the Windsor Locks area of Hartford, and the Waterbury-Oxford Airport will receive $5 million for land acquisition of nearby homes impacted by airport noise. Approximately 300 residents will benefit from these combined noise mitigation measures.

“Bradley and Waterbury-Oxford are two essential airports in Connecticut,” Lieberman said. “It’s critical that we continue to invest in these airports, not only to increase safety and efficiency for the travelers who pass through them, but also to improve the quality of life for the many residents who live nearby, which these grants do.”

“These resources are essential to making necessary changes that benefit the people surrounding Bradley and Waterbury-Oxford Airports,” Blumenthal said.  “It is essential that we continue to make the investments necessary that keep our infrastructure up to date – including our airports, roads and bridges – and I will continue to fight for these funds so that we are able to maintain and expand our transportation systems.”

The grants were awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration.