While many Rocklanders are concerned with , Cathy McCue has a more detailed anxiety—like how the coming $5.2 billion span will look outside her and her neighbors' windows.
"What will the design look like? What will we have to live with?" she said.
McCue is president of the in South Nyack, a 5.5-acre, 120-apartment complex that rests on the banks of the Hudson River—and at the foot of the current span.
Though the state's notes the apartments, which house about 170 residents, will not be directly impacted, . There could be a small loading platform at the base of the Salisbury property for the duration of the project, however.
"We are concerned about the dirt, the noise, the pollution," McCue said. "We would like a bridge that would be respectful and in graceful harmony with the community that has to live with it, 24/7."
McCue and her neighbors have reached out to the Department of Transportation (DOT) multiple times, she said, but have received limited response.
"I've been perplexed as to why it's been so difficult to get a meeting with the bridge folks," she added.
Most recently, several state organizations at the to address ecological, transportation and construction issues. McCue was there, but notes she had little time to sound off.
"There was only a short window of time to react," she recalls.
Unsatisfied, the South Nyacker took matters into her own hands. The cooperative hired two consultants, a civil engineer and an acoustic engineer, who will be presenting their finding Monday night at the in Nyack.
"We've received reports that have some startling concerns," McCue said.
Also invited to the Q&A session are local politicians and representatives from the DOT. McCue said will likely attend, and the group is waiting to hear back from state officials.
Riverkeeper—a non-profit dedicated to preserving the Hudson River's ecology—will be present, as well. The group
When: Monday, April 23; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: , 300 N. Broadway, Nyack