Sunday, August 7, 2016
149th Street bridge reopens
Senator Avella first learned of the news that morning after the Department of Transportation (DOT) informed him that the long-awaited renovation of the crucial overpass would reopen within the hour. Local merchants and small businesses had expressed concern over the lack of access to their shops and inadequate parking while the bridge was closed.
“While I’m happy that the 149th Street Bridge overpass is finally open, it should not have taken this long. At least now the residents, business owners, and customers can travel on this important access road,” said Senator Avella.
The community has worked to help ensure the bridge’s completion for over five years.