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Draft Environmental Assessment Public Notice of Availability & Notification of Virtual Public Meeting

City of Bridgeport
Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial Airport
Draft Environmental Assessment

Pursuant to Title 49, United States Code, Section (§) 47106(c)(1)(A), notice is hereby given, that the City of Bridgeport is proposing safety improvements to Runway 11-29 at Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial Airport (BDR). In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) was prepared and is available for public review and comment. The Draft EA identifies the proposed action, project alternatives, and presents an evaluation of potential environmental impacts. The Draft EA can be viewed and downloaded by going to

The proposed improvements, as shown on the FAA-approved Airport Layout Plan (ALP), include reconstructing portions of Runway 11-29, shifting the runway to the west approximately 150 feet, grading non-standard Runway Safety Areas (RSAs), installing Engineered Materials Arresting Systems (EMAS) on both ends of the runway, miscellaneous pavement removal, and removing both on and off airport obstructions (trees) to the approach surfaces of Runway 11-29. The project does not extend the length or capacity of the runway. Copies of the Draft EA can also be reviewed during regular business hours at the following locations:

Stratford Public Library
2203 Main Street
Stratford, Connecticut 06615

Bridgeport Public Library
925 Broad Street
Bridgeport, Connecticut 06610

Written comments on the Draft EA may be submitted via the project website at or via email to Mr. Mark Heckroth, ENV SP, CHA Consulting, Inc. All comments on the Draft EA received will be addressed and the results included in the Final EA. To be included in the Final EA, all comments must be received before 5:00 P.M. on April 27, 2022

The City held a virtual public meeting on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 from 6:00 to 7:30 P.M. A recording of this meeting can be found below.

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Recording of the Virtual Public Meeting held on Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Recording of the Virtual Public Meeting held on Thursday, January 20, 2022