From the Times Ledger:
A project designed to mitigate traffic on the Van Wyck Expressway in Kew Gardens, for which residents have been waiting for years, is one of hundreds of projects to have its funding halted because no state budget has been passed, the state Department of Transportation announced last week.
Gov. David Paterson said payouts on construction projects stopped March 31 and would not begin again until the state Legislature approves a budget. Legislators were in recess until April 7, after which they were expected to continue to wrangle over ways to address the $9 billion deficit facing New York.
The Kosciuszko Bridge project has also been delayed because of the budget.