By Dan Telvock
Governor Andrew Cuomo a month ago announced a project to reconfigure traffic routes leading to and from the Peace Bridge as all but a done deal.
Not so fast.
The $22 million project faces a review that officials want to expedite to finish in a year. Part of the process involves something that project planners have resisted to this point, but which Cuomo advocated for when he was running for governor: consulting with neighborhoods populated with low-income residents and minorities on projects with potential health and environmental consequences.
State officials shared the proposed plans to select politicians and the board of the Olmsted Park Conservancy, which manages Front Park, before the project was publicly announced. But officials made no effort to engage neighborhood residents.
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