Today, Senators Joseph I. Lieberman and Richard Blumenthal announced $8,227,754 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Waterbury-Oxford Airport. This funding will provide for the relocation of residents in the surrounding area who have been impacted by noise disturbance from the airport.
"We applaud FAA's strong commitment to the Middlebury residents who live next to Waterbury-Oxford Airport -- the noise pollution that these homeowners have been subjected to for the last several years poses severe health and safety concerns," said Senators Lieberman and Blumenthal. "We are glad these homeowners will finally receive the restitution that they deserve -- fair compensation for their homes -- and that a process that has taken far too long for these residents is one step closer to being over."
This project is being administered by the Connecticut Department of Transportation.