East Fordham Road and Mosholu Parkway will see the first changes:
Traveling north from the Rose Hill campus along Mosholu Parkway will be easier. The parkway’s intersections with Gun Hill Road and Sedgwick Avenue would be reconfigured to eliminate bottlenecks that create northbound traffic backups.
The parkway, meanwhile, would get new plantings to replenish its trees, along with rebuilt curbs and drainage improvements to alleviate flooding.
The FBIA also seeks to remove the Jersey barriers along East Fordham Road east of the campus, from Southern Boulevard to the Bronx River Parkway. The barriers would be replaced by an elevated median with space for greenery.
Those two projects have funding set aside in the city’s capital budget—design funds for both, and construction money for the East Fordham Road improvements.
Friday, December 12, 2008
A few years back, four large Bronx institutions came together to plan ways they could jointly push for improvements, mainly to roadways, in the area. Details from the plan put forth by Montefiore, Fordham University, the Botanical Gardens and the Bronx Zoo are available in the latest issue of Inside Fordham, a publication of the University. These include $11 million dollars already secured to improve East Fordham Road and Mosholu Parkway:
Many other changes still in the conceptual phase are listed in the article.