Stratford Delegation, DOT, EPA Announce Informational Public Meeting

October 22, 2014

Following a request from the Stratford legislative delegation, the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) jointly with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will conduct a Public Information Meeting concerning the Sikorsky Airport Runway Safety Area/Route 113 realignment project, including Raymark Superfund Site work, on Tuesday, October 28, at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall, 1300 Stratford Road, Stratford, CT 06615. The open house will be held between 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Project personnel will be available to answer questions. Regulatory agency personnel from US EPA, CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, CT Department of Public Health and Stratford Health Department will also be available to address the Raymark waste removal and related public health concerns. Residents, commuters, business owners, and other interested individuals are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to learn about and discuss the project. Project information can also be found at

The Public Information Meeting is being held to afford a full opportunity for public participation and to answer questions the community may have concerning the proposed project.

“This is an important change for Stratford and the state needs to update residents on the work being done, precautions being taken and the time frame,” said Rep. Terry Backer (D-Stratford). “I encourage Stratford residents to attend.”

“Two-way communication on project of this size and scope is always the most beneficial,” Sen. Andres Ayala Jr. (D-Bridgeport) said. “I thank the DOT and EPA for coming out and I encourage area residents to research this project and attend the meeting if they still have any questions.”

“The clean- up of this Superfund Site is critical for the state and our neighborhood. However, it must be done with careful consideration to the residents living around and travelling near the project including motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. Many teens ride their bikes on this route and should be properly warned about the closures. I urge the community to attend this meeting, ask questions and make sure the state is being both informative and transparent,” said Sen. Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford).

“We are all eager to see this project go forward, but we must be certain that it is done correctly with public safety as the paramount consideration,” said Rep. Laura Hoydick. (R-Stratford) “This public forum is an excellent opportunity for area residents to come out and ask questions concerning what is being done in their neighborhood. All the right people will be there to provide informed answers, and I urge residents to come out to this forum.”

“It is entirely understandable that as this project moves forward, those that live in the area are going to have questions and concerns about how this project is executed,” said Rep. Ben McGorty (R-Shelton). “This is an excellent opportunity to get detailed answers on specifics of the way it will proceed, and the attention that is being paid to public health and safety in the process.”

The meeting space is fully accessible. If you have any questions, special needs or require translation, please contact:

Emily Zimmerman, US EPA at (617) 918-1037 or toll free 1(888)372-7341 or
Stephen DiGiovanna, CTDOT at (203) 389-3144 [email protected]

Plans will be available for public review at the meeting.

When: Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Where: St. Joseph’s Parish Hall, 1300 Stratford Road, Stratford, Connecticut
What: An open forum with EPA and DOT staff