Environmentalists calling for Sheridan Expressway to be torn down

Environmentalists in the Bronx and the state Department of Transportation have a difference of opinion when it comes to what should be done with the Sheridan Expressway.

The DOT wants to expand the expressway but environmentalists say the road serves little purpose in the Bronx. They feel the expressway should be torn down so that more parkland can be built and the Bronx's waterfront can be made more accessible.

DOT officials say more than 4,500 trucks and cars would be affected if the expressway were to be shut down.

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