On Friday afternoon, the Federal Aviation Administration announced it will close 149 regional airport control towers starting in April.
The Groton-New London Airport control tower is on that list. Six towers are slated for closure in Connecticut. The others are in Bridgeport, Danbury, Hartford, New Haven and Oxford.
The closures are a result of budget cuts. The FAA was forced to cut nearly $600 million dollars from their $48 billion budget according to CNN.com.
The FAA plans to begin shutting down control towers nationwide on April 7th. It should take four weeks close all of the towers.