Advocates: Cross Bronx Expressway needs overhaul

THE BRONX - Two Bronx transportation advocates are proposing a plan to revamp the Cross Bronx Expressway after an accident left a 21-year-old woman dead and her 20-year-old brother - a boxer - clinging for life.

Pedro Luis Sosa was driving his sister and friends when the accident occurred Sunday morning. His sister, Jennifer, was killed in the crash.

William Rivera and Luis Sulpeveda, of the Cross Bronx Initiative, say the roadway has outlived its usefulness and desperately needs an overhaul.

"I did some research and realized the Cross Bronx Expressway is the worst corridor in America. That's something The Bronx shouldn't be proud about and we're not doing nothing about it," Rivera says.

Their plan calls for federal funding to create bike lanes, open additional car lanes and maybe build an underground tunnel or an overpass for the George Washington Bridge.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A study says 88 percent of walking trips 1 Word on the Street: Walking with GPS
2 Bronx Sportscast, April 24
Filming has started on a new movie starring 3 The Buzz: Kevin Hart movie shoots in the Bronx
Those opposing the plan were able to voice 4 Residents discouraged over affordable housing plans
A stabbing at the subway station near Yankee 5 Man stabbed at Yankee Stadium subway station

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE