Stratford construction project has residents angry
An ongoing road construction project is almost complete, but it's still raising opposition from neighbors. Some residents on Broadbridge Avenue in Stratford have been complaining about damage they say is caused by the construction project.
Dirt and dust have become permanent fixtures for Diana Kuzman and her Stratford neighbors. For the past year, crews have been tearing up Broadbridge Avenue as part of a federally funded transportation project to make the road wider. But some residents, who vocally opposed the project from the beginning, say the contractors have been reckless in taking safety precautions. Kuzman says the construction equipment cracked her driveway and the torn up street caused car and house damage. Kuzman also says when she goes outside, she gets covered in dirt and dust.
A spokesperson for John Brennan Construction said in a statement to News 12 Connecticut that the company "tried to work with everybody the best they can. Residents will be reimbursed for valid claims."On Wednesday, crews were pouring calcium to control the dirt and Kuzman says that's the first time she's seen that happen.
The Connecticut Department of Transportation says the construction company has taken all the proper precautions.
The project is expected to be finished by the end of November.