NY Gov. Announces $150B Infrastructure Investment Over Next Five Years

Construction to Begin on Staten Island Expressway

Fri October 22, 2010 - Northeast Edition

NEW YORK (AP) The Staten Island Expressway is getting a $75 million facelift.

The groundbreaking Sept. 20 marked construction on the Staten Island Expressway Improvements project. Officials said it’s the largest Recovery Act project in New York State and will create 150 jobs in addition to solving major congestion issues for Staten Island commuters.

The project involves improving entrance and exit ramps near the Verrazano Narrows Bridge.

State DOT officials said funding for the project includes $39.5 million from the American Recovery Act, a 2005 Bond Act and federal interstate maintenance funding.