Yonkers Mayor Spano to NYC: Clean up illegal dumping on Major Deegan Expressway
Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano is calling on City of New York and its Department of Transportation to clean up of illegal dumping on the Major Deegan Expressway.
Spano says the huge mess is along the I-87 shoulder and service lanes at the Yonkers-Bronx border. Spano say that according to the New York State Thruway Authority, the stretch of road where the illegal dumping occurs (south of the McLean Avenue exits) is maintained by the City of New York.
It comes after several complaints from residents in recent months about furniture, tires, and even cabinets littering the roadways. Mayor Spano also specified the illegal dumping, which encourages rodent infestation, is most prevalent near Van Cortlandt Park, which both Yonkers and Bronx residents visit.
In addition to illegal dumping, commercial tracker-trailers are reported to be parking or idling along the thoroughfare causing visibility issues for motorists.
Spano says the I-87 is a gateway to the Hudson Valley and the garbage makes visitors who pass through feel unwelcomed.
"There is a simple fix: clean-up and enforce," added Mayor Spano. "No one should be dumping on our community."