Residents, officials ban together to protest status of Riverdale Ave. project

Bronx residents say the city is taking too long to repair a major Bronx roadway.

Residents and Bronx officials gathered Thursday at the site where a retaining wall collapsed on Riverdale Avenue two-years ago. They are trying to bring attention to the fact that the city still has not fixed the road.

Since the incident Riverdale Avenue, which is often considered the gateway to Riverdale, only runs one way. Residents claim that for the past two years construction has been sporadic.

Residents say the construction work has also created safety problems. They say many times drivers don't notice the one way signs and wind up heading into oncoming traffic.

The Department of Design and Construction says the construction has taken so long because it's a complicated project. The department claims the construction is almost complete.

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