Plan to ease traffic congestion on I-95 near Co-op City awaiting approval

Drivers who battle traffic on I-95 from Co-op City all the way to Westchester may be in for a change if lawmakers pass a bill that would bring almost $10 million in relief to the area.

Congressman Joseph Crowley (D-Bronx) says traffic on I-95 is backed up on a daily basis. The plan would provide money for an environmental study, which would eventually lead to construction on I-95. The goal is to add a two-lane service road that would run north and south from Bartow to Westchester avenues. Also included in the project would be the addition of another exit on the Hutchinson River Parkway at Co-op City.

Lawmakers hope the plan will bring more jobs and business to the Bronx. The plan, which is part of a six-year $300 billion federal project to rebuild roads around the country, is expected to pass through Congress this week. It will then go to the Senate for approval.

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