Highbridge residents say Major Deegan Expressway construction downgrades parking

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Highbridge residents say they're concerned that construction on the Major Deegan Expressway will downgrade parking in the area.

Signs have been placed along Sedgwick Avenue that don't allow for parking under temporary construction regulations.

Alan Ceballos, a Highbridge resident, says the construction has taken away over 100 parking spots and is creating safety problems along the road, by blocking fire hydrants along with active driveways.

The DOT says in a statement, "The reduction in the width on Sedgwick is to accommodate the installation of a new retaining wall, which will allow us to add another northbound lane on the Major Deegan. The parking situation was discussed with and agreed upon by the city. There are 120 legal parking spots on Sedgwick, which will be restored when the project is complete."

The construction on the Major Deegan Expressway isn't expected to be completed until the end of 2022. The upgrades cost over $100 million.

 

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