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Environment / Transportation

Public gets last chance to denounce State’s Sheridan plan

Activists hope pedestrians will have an easier time getting to the Bronx River past a reconfigured Sheridan Expressway.

State transportation officials got an earful from Bronx residents and advocates who oppose a key detail in the State’s plan to revitalize the Sheridan Expressway, at a public hearing in Hunts Point on June 27. It was the last hearing for testimony to be given in response to the State’s proposal to build three ramps between the Sheridan and Edgewater Road, as part of a $1.7 billion investment to upgrade and beautify the expressway and surrounding area.

Environment / Government / Parks

Community rallies for a reversal of state’s Sheridan plan

The Metro-North expansion plan

Community groups and residents are urging the state to reverse its decision to place exit ramps from the Sheridan Expressway on Oak Point and Leggett avenues, as part of an ambitious revitalization plan.

Parks / Transportation

Sheridan plan draws mixed reviews

Local residents see what the new Sheridan Boulevard will be like in VR!

Some residents are worried that the $97 million plan for the Sheridan Expressway does not go far enough to make a difference for the neighborhood.

Transportation

Sheridan area plan attracts little attention

Sheridan area plan attracts little attention

As the state gears up for a $1.8 billion project to develop the area around the Sheridan Expressway, residents are showing almost no interest.

Government / Transportation

State’s South Bronx renewal plan does not include Sheridan teardown

State’s South Bronx renewal plan does not include Sheridan teardown

Local advocates say that the plan is essentially a highway expansion, and ignores many of the community’s ideas for reviving the area shared in dozens of meetings with city planners and elected officials over the past decade.

Economy / Transportation

Governor pledges $1.8 billion for Hunts Point

Governor pledges $1.8 billion for Hunts Point

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced in a press conference at Casita Maria on Sunday that the state will make a $1.8-billion investment to revitalize infrastructure in Hunts Point.

Environment / Transportation

Rally seeks action on Bruckner ramps

Advocates and businesses rallied at Monsignor del Valle Square at the corner of Hunts Point Avenue and Bruckner Blvd. on Dec. 10 to urge Governor Cuomo to build ramps to the food markets.

Ramps between the expressway and the markets would help reduce traffic on local streets, according to the city’s final report.

News

City finalizes Sheridan plan

The city is recommending that the state consider building four ramps between Oak Point Avenue and the Hunts Point food distribution markets, to ease traffic.

Advocates wait eagerly to see when the state will begin acting on the city’s recommendations.

Transportation

City calls for changes to the Sheridan

The illustration shows the city’s newly designed, narrower Sheridan, with increased access to the Bronx River. The second shows the area around Oak Point Avenue, where the city says it will recommend ramps that would run directly to the Hunts Point Food Distribution Center.

Advocates, who for over a decade have fought to replace the highway, with housing, businesses, parks and easy access to the Bronx River, are happy with some parts of a new city plan, but not with others.