The Manhattan side of the George Washington Bridge is known for its own gridlock.
After the controversy about the lane closures on the New Jersey side surfaced, elected leaders called for a hearing and a traffic study in New York.
Work is set to begin soon in Washington Heights on the bus terminal at the base of the bridge. Councilmember Ydanis Rodriquez, who represents the upper Manhattan area, isn’t satisfied with the notification about regular construction or major projects on or around the bridge.
State Senator Adriano Espaillat has been asking the Port Authority to study traffic problems on the New York side since the summer.
Also this week, New York Governor Cuomo suggested the Empire State should take over some projects at LaGuardia and JFK Aiports. Those facilities are also controlled by the Port Authority, which was created in 1921 by an interstate agreement.