The long-delayed Hudson River Tunnel, also known as the Gateway Project, will receive a $292 million grant from the federal government. President Joe Biden was joined by secretary of transportation Pete Buttigieg, New York governor Kathy Hochul, and New Jersey governor Phil Murphy to announce the grant in a ceremony held at the West Side Rail Yard in Manhattan.
Governor Kathy Hochul
Manhattan’s East Harlem neighborhood is the latest recipient of a $10 million Downtown Revitalization Investment (DRI) grant. Backed by the Department of State, Empire State Development, the New York State Homes and Community Renewal, and NYSERDA, the award is part of a statewide initiative to support community enhancement projects that improve walkability, create new public outdoor spaces, enhance existing parks, and create new opportunities for local artists and small businesses.
Skanska and its joint venture partner ECCO III Enterprises have completed the first phase of a $460 million interstate improvement project in the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx. Key project elements include the replacement of four bridges that connect Bruckner Expressway and Bruckner Boulevard over Amtrak and CSX rail lines, improved pedestrian access, and a new community park.
Pier 57, a former New York City Transit Authority bus depot on the South Chelsea waterfront, has won New York State’s Historic Preservation Award recognizing significant efforts to transform the site into a vibrant public destination. The redevelopment project was completed in collaboration by RXR, Young Woo & Associates, and The Baupost Group.
New York governor Kathy Hochul has announced the third and final phase of the $1.7 billion Hunts Point Access Improvement Project is now underway in the South Bronx. Launched in 2019, the goal of the project is to provide improved access between the Hunts Point Peninsula and the Sheridan and Bruckner Expressways for automobiles and trucks traveling to and from wholesale commercial businesses located on the peninsula. The project will also address infrastructure deficiencies in the area.