STRATFORD - Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch will appeal a judge's decision that the city should not have built a new road near Sikorsky Airport on city-owned property in Stratford.
State Superior Court Judge Dale Radcliffe ruled that the city did not have to build a new gravel road, and that the taxpayers of Bridgeport did not have to pay $400,000 for it. Some taxpayers say building the road was a waste of their money.
The access road runs from three homes through Bridgeport's Sikorsky Airport to Sniffin Lane, and it replaces an old dirt road. Although it is a public road, at the entrance of it there are signs saying "airport property" and "no trespassing," and the road leads into the driveways of the three homes that benefit it.
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Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch says the city did the right thing paying for the new road because it makes the airport safer than it was before. However, he says a small portion of the plan was mishandled, and he suspended the airport manager who supervised the project.