Bedford Park residents grow impatient with ongoing construction

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Residents in Bedford Park are running out of patience with the ongoing construction that's left them with limited parking spots for years.

One resident said the issue started two years ago. They said the Department of Design and Construction trailers on the Grand Concourse took up about 10 spots between 202nd and 203rd streets.

Mario Flores has lived in Bedford Park for over 50 years and says it’s never been this bad. He said it only used to take him 10 minutes to find a spot, but now it takes anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes.

They want the multiple construction projects to finalize. Just last month, a man was shot over a parking spot in Morris Heights - and residents don't want that happening in their area.

The MTA gave News 12 the following statement when asked about the issue:

"We're currently working to make Bedford Park Blvd ADA accessible, which will expand transit access for local residents here generations to come.  We're committed to being good neighbors during this construction and have instructed the contractors to minimize the impact of their work on the local community, including the parking of personal vehicles."

A temporary "No Stopping Anytime" sign is up on East 203rd Street to accommodate the construction.

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