Statement From Borough President Diaz re: Gov. Paterson’s Decision to Halt the Renovation of the Alexander Hamilton Bridge
“This is a bad decision, and it has the potential to cost the Bronx and the entire region even more jobs. The Alexander Hamilton Bridge is a crucial link between the Bronx and the rest of the region, and this bridge reconstruction not only provides jobs but will greatly improve the flow of commerce in and out of our borough while making this crossing much safer for drivers. To suspend construction now would not only perpetuate a traffic nightmare, it would stunt the economic growth of the entire Bronx. This long overdue project was first proposed in 1992, and it is about time we see it to completion. Governor Paterson must reconsider this decision,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.