New NY Bridge Bike/Pedestrian Path Will Not Be Constructed Near Homes

In a Press Release on the New NY Bridge website, New York State Thruway Authority Acting Executive Director Robert Megna declared the location of the much contested bike/pedestrian path will no longer be at the corner of South Broadway and Cornelison Avenue but at Interchange 10 along I-287 away from the residential community. Routine public meetings have been held since last year to inform residents about location scouting and financial costs to construct the path’s terminus, many voicing opposition to building so close to neighboring homes preferring instead the lot at Interchange 10. Contractors had originally cited impractical high costs associated to moving the terminus there. A $250,000 grant by the New NY Bridge Community Benefits Program for the Village of South Nyack will research designing and developing interchange 10 on I-87/287 to accomodate the 54 parking spaces and amenities required for expected pedestrian traffic due to the new bridge. Nyack Mayor Bonnie Christian expressed her approval of the outcome, “This decision is a victory for the residents of South Nyack who voiced their concerns about the impact of the shared-use path on their quality of life and we couldn’t be happier. I’d like to personally thank Governor Cuomo and his entire team for listening to our concerns and taking action on our behalf.” Congresswoman Nita Lowey, County Executive Ed Day along with Senator David Carlucci, Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee, and local town officials all voiced support for the relocation thanking Governor Cuomo and his team for cooperation on state and local levels.

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