State transportation officials got an earful from Bronx residents and advocates who oppose a key detail in the State’s plan to revitalize the Sheridan Expressway, at a public hearing in Hunts Point on June 27. It was the last hearing for testimony to be given in response to the State’s proposal to build three ramps between the Sheridan and Edgewater Road, as part of a $1.7 billion investment to upgrade and beautify the expressway and surrounding area.
Community groups and residents are urging the state to reverse its decision to place exit ramps from the Sheridan Expressway on Oak Point and Leggett avenues, as part of an ambitious revitalization plan.
Swale, a floating food forest created by a Brooklyn artist, debuted at Concrete Plant Park a year ago and returned in early July, transported by tugboat from Brooklyn at the end of June.
City and state officials broke ground on the construction of new parkland that will connect Starlight and Concrete Plant parks and complete a missing connection to the greenway along the shoreline of the Bronx River.
Construction on a missing link in the Bronx River Greenway will begin next summer thanks to a $10 million federal grant secured by the Bronx River Alliance and the city’s Parks Department.