Residents say unsanitary conditions have forced them to walk in the street

Residents say they have been forced to walk

Residents say they have been forced to walk in the streets because of trash and bird feces under the Alexander Avenue Bridge.

THE BRONX - People walking home under the Alexander Avenue Bridge in the Bronx say trash and bird feces are forcing them to walk in the street. 

“It’s disgusting because you have to walk through here,” one resident says. “I have on flip-flops today. It is kind of gross. I walk in the street.”

Residents say they want the city to do something about it.

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) says the area under the bridge at 135th Street and Alexander Avenue is washed every quarter. They say the last time the area was washed was at the end of February.  

A spokesperson for NYSDOT says they are hoping to clean the area by the end of the month.

Correction: In a previous version of this report News 12 The Bronx misstated that the response to the request for cleanup came from a spokesperson for the New York City Department of Transportation.  It was from the New York State Department of Transportation.

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