Cuomo unveils $1.8 billion plan to transform South Bronx
Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in the Bronx Sunday to introduce a plan that he says will transform the South Bronx.
The governor says he has allotted $1.8 billion in his proposed budget to help improve the Bronx with a better traffic flow, family friendly streets and a healthier environment.
Cuomo says part of the money will be used to provide access to green space cut off by the Sheridan Expressway. He says the plan is to turn the expressway into a boulevard with pedestrian crossings so residents can access Starlight Park and the Bronx River.
The governor also says he will use the money to grow Hunts Point Market by building new roads and bridges and bringing traffic from the Bruckner and Sheridan expressways directly into the market.
Cuomo says he wants to eliminate large trucks from rolling through local communities to bring goods to the market, which he believes has contributed to the asthma problem in Hunts Point.
Many of South Bronx residents say this is something they've been waiting on for years.
The New York state budget is on the table to be approved by April 1.