Where is the new Bayonne Bridge roadway going? Take a look.

The Port Authority’s visualization of the process, to be accomplished without closing the bridge to traffic. The video is narrated by a man with a decidedly non-New York accent… so as not to scare the out-of-towners who might come upon this?

What? You want to know whatever happened to the proposal to extend the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail from its terminus in Bayonne across the bridge to Port Richmond? Well, while we were all doing other things and not paying attention, the proposal was conveniently buried. Staten Island and New Jersey may be connected by three bridges, but apparently getting the civic groups and citizenry on each side of the Kills to connect for action is still nearly impossible. However, if you really want to talk about it, why not attend the public meeting to take place next Monday. The following is a message from Beryl Thurman posting on the “St. George Neighborhood by the Ferry” Facebook page. After giving the meeting information she comments on another important issue, the cleanup of pollutants at the foot of the bridge.

Bayonne Bridge
Raise the Roadway
Public Meeting, Borough of Staten Island
Please RSVP to Christopher Lee at:
212-435-6929 or Cmlee@panynj.gov
… We encourage you to review the project at:
www.panynj.gov/bayonnebridge
Monday, July 15, 2013 • 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
A Public Meeting will be held at the Port Richmond High School Auditorium, 85 St Joseph’s Avenue, Staten Island, NY. The Port Authority will begin the meeting with a presentation explaining the Bayonne Bridge “Raise the Roadway” project. The meeting will also include graphics displaying the project and the opportunity for members of the public to ask questions.

Word to the Unions you need to support the residents of the communities near the Bayonne Bridge on Staten Island. As the Enivronmental Assessment uncovered some really nasty contaminants under the bridge, PCB’s Lead, Arsenic and right next door the Radioactive, Manhattan Project Storage site. The people of these communities have always supported the Unions whether they were Union or not. Now its your turn to help them. These contaminated sites must be remediated first.

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