$75M Sheridan Expressway transformation plan approved by fed
The state received federal approval for a plan to repurpose the Sheridan Expressway and make parts of the borough more accessible.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the underutilized expressway is a result of poor planning during the Robert Moses era. It was originally created to be a link on the interstate highway between New York City and New England.
The governor says the expressway has blocked access to the Bronx River Waterfront, leaving neighborhoods disconnected. In March 2017, Cuomo announced his plan to convert the expressway into a pedestrian-friendly boulevard.
The project adds new sidewalks and crosswalks.
The $75 million project aims to provide a direct connection to the Bronx River Waterfront with the construction of a new pedestrian bridge in Starlight Park.
Work on the project could begin as soon as next week.