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Friday, November 6, 2009

City and state clash over plans for Deegan

Efforts to relieve congestion on the Major Deegan Expressway have touched off a turf war between state traffic engineers and the city’s planners over the future of the Harlem River waterfront in Mott Haven.

A hearing on Nov. 9 will give residents a chance to weigh in. The full story is in the Mott Haven Herald.

Ed. note: The hearing on the Major Investment Study concerning changes to the Major Deegan Expressway, will be held on Monday, Nov. 9 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Hostos Community College.

1 comment:

  1. The development plan is short-sighted by hemming in the existing elevated highway, placing 100s of new residents in close proximity.

    For their health and that of the surrounding area, the highway should be buried and filtered.

    Doing that would be achievable at a fraction of the cost of doing it latter by building the new southbound I-87 roadway through the current industrial properties that are already envisioned for clearing, reroute the existing traffic into it, tear down the existing viaduct, build the northbound twin, and include both walls designed to support a tunnel roof, but also new real estate development in a manner TRULY OPENING UP THE WATERFRONT.


    Alas, instead they will create and exacerbate a health and operational hazard simply to build the development quicker.


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