Final phase of Hunts Point Access Project projected for 2025 completion date
Driving on the Bruckner Expressway often means sitting in traffic — something blamed somewhat on the massive Hunts Point Access Improvement Project first announced in 2019. Now, Gov. Kathy Hochul has announced the final phase of the $1.7 billion plan.
The new phase includes reconstruction of the Bruckner Expressway Interchange with Sheridan Boulevard.
Hochul said phase three of the Hunts Point Access project will be finished in the fall of 2025 and will cost the state $446 million.
Its goal is to reduce traffic, improve cyclist and pedestrian safety as well as make it easier to get to the Hunts Point Terminal Market.
Phase one replaced four area bridges, while the ongoing phase two is repairing miles of the Bruckner Expressway between 141st and Barretto streets.
Since the project began, local leaders have shown support for its goals, but have been concerned for the traffic it causes.
Drivers in the Bronx say they’re just counting down the days for it all to be over.
“Ooh! That’s too much … I hope they finish before that,” said one driver when hearing the 2025 finish date.