Reconstruction commences of key ramp to Cross Bronx Expressway in New York

WCN Editorial Team 9 Aug 2021 NORTH AMERICA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

A $45.1m project has commenced that would see the reconstruction and realignment of the 700-foot-long entrance ramp leading from northbound Sheridan Boulevard to westbound Cross Bronx Expressway (Interstate 95) in Bronx, New York, the US.

This 70-year-old ramp will be replaced by a modern structure with wider shoulders, concrete protective barriers and a smoother curvature.

This ramp is expected to ease traffic flow and bolster safety along this busy corridor.

The ramp handles over 8,000 vehicles a day. The revamped structure will help keep highway traffic off local roads.

Structural repairs will also be carried out to four nearby bridges and new landscaping will be added to the pedestrian and bicycle path on Starlight Park.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said: "This project will further the tremendous progress we have made in the South Bronx  by removing the physical barriers that for years have hampered growth and impacted quality of life.

 "The reconstructed ramp and other improvements help to reduce congestion and create better travel conditions along this vital corridor, fostering vitality and economic opportunity throughout the community."

The existing ramp presently comprises nine bridge spans. It will be rebuilt using four spans, which will cut down the count of required bridge joints and reduce future maintenance needs.

Slated for completion in spring 2023, the new ramp will offer a service life of around 75 years.

Energy-efficient LED lights will also be installed on the ramp.

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Image: This ramp is expected to ease traffic flow and bolster safety along this busy corridor. Credit: PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay

 

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