East Haven mayor says Tweed airport expansion a ‘burden’ he can’t support

In his State of the Town address, Carfora said plans for the airport, which is in both New Haven and East Haven, would create problems for the town — including “traffic, flooding, environmental, public safety” — while not bringing much of a benefit. The expansion, to be financed by Tweed’s Goldman Sachs-owned operator, Avports LLC, would include paving part of the airport’s runway safety areas to extend the usable length of the runway by 1,035 feet. It also would include building a new 74,000-square-foot terminal on the East Haven side and moving the airport’s entrance to the East Haven side of the airport. Tweed New Haven Airport Authority Executive Director Sean Scanlon said in a statement Thursday that they plan to continue to work closely with Carfora to address his concerns as the project moves forward.


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