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The Ghostbuster:
From what I've seen and read about NYC Roads, their right-of-ways are so constrained, there is little one can do to improve them.

Zeffy:
Well it's a large area with a lot of rowhouses and tight grid streets. ROW is almost nonexistent in terms of highway projects in New York City.

noelbotevera:
Do it like the Cypress Viaduct in Oakland. When it collapses, put it on a new alignment, a new structure, and a new government. Just not give a crap and give any citizens or building a second thought. Just rebuild it all.

xcellntbuy:

--- Quote from: NJRoadfan on September 02, 2015, 06:58:58 PM ---Some vintage shots of the old West Side Highway (including some signs): https://www.flickr.com/photos/m-joedicke/sets/72157622861957575

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Great old photos.  My first drive to New York City was when I was age 17 (1977) and the old West Side Highway was still standing in many, many places.  West Street was oriented under or around it from 56th Street to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel.  It was quite a ride with my family.

The pictures are quite historic.  Not only is the Highway gone, many of the docks and buildings are gone and so is the then-virtually brand new World Trade Center.

Mergingtraffic:

--- Quote from: The Ghostbuster on September 03, 2015, 04:43:36 PM ---From what I've seen and read about NYC Roads, their right-of-ways are so constrained, there is little one can do to improve them.

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I think there are some things they can do like adding extra capacity for queuing cars on exits ramps on the Major Deegan etc. 

There's this project coming up on the Harlem River Drive
http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20141110/east-harlem/125th-street-headed-for-3-years-of-detours-amid-harlem-river-drive-repairs

I also saw a project that will add a lane on I-95 NB between Wilkinson Ave and the Hutch.

There's things that can be done but even if they don't take a lot of land they are politically incorrect to do.

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