Three Conn. airports get funding boost

Air Force One taxis to a stop at Tweed New Haven airport in New Haven, Conn., on Wed., April 5, 2006. President Bush visited Conn. to present a Volunteer Service award and to attend a panel on his Health Savings Account program

April 3, 2010 9:28:33 AM PDT
Three Connecticut airports will share $11 million in money allocated by the Federal Aviation Administration for improvement projects. Connecticut senators Joe Lieberman and Christopher Dodd say the money will boost safety and nearby residents' quality of life.

Tweed-New Haven Airport, which is owned by the city of New Haven, is getting $3.67 million to repair and improve one of its runways.

The rest goes to the state Department of Transportation, which will use $4.85 million for noise mitigation and land purchases in Middlebury near the Waterbury-Oxford Airport.

The remaining $2.5 million will pay for noise mitigation projects at homes near Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks.