Last night, the City Council received a significant update on the LINC project, which aims to transform much of Memorial Highway into a linear park. Following months of study, our planners and traffic analysts now recommend an improved design, which provides for two-way traffic through most of the project area, the grounding of the overpass at North Avenue, and a better connection to Exit 16 of the New England Thruway. The updated plans also integrates green space adjacent to Memorial Highway into the overall park configuration, a big expansion. There’s more detail in this presentation.
Public input will remain paramount as we progress to final design and programming, and as the last slide of the deck illustrates, there is still much work ahead, with construction not expected to commence until 2025. But, make no mistake, this project will happen. New Rochelle has already won highly-competitive federal and state grants totaling about $20 million to implement the LINC, and I could not be more excited about this transformative vision for enhancing our community and improving the lives of tens of thousands of residents.