Major Construction Imminent at Sikorsky Airport

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    NBC Connecticut
    Upgrades to the blast fence at the end of the main runway at Sikorsky Memorial Airport are part of a two-year, $17-million construction project getting underway next week.

    A major construction project gets underway at Sikorsky Memorial Airport starting Monday, causing brief closures of Route 113 in Bridgeport and Stratford, according to the state Department of Transportation.

    The project includes the removal of hazardous waste from the area of the airport, improvements to the Runway Safety Area, the redesign of a concrete blast fence next to one of the runways, and an upgraded drainage system, the DOT said in a release Friday.

    Throughout the project, Route 113 will be intermittently closed and traffic will be detoured around construction sites. Information on closures can be found online.

    The $17-million project is expected to be completed by the end of April 2016.