NY Budget Imperils 2,000 City Construction Jobs
(Crain’s) — About 2,000 construction workers on a dozen current or anticipated job sites in the city will join the unemployment line because Gov. David Paterson decided last month to halt state-funded construction projects, union officials said. The largest project facing possible shutdown is the $407 million rehabilitation of the Alexander Hamilton Bridge, which connects the Bronx and Manhattan, as well as the rehab of related ramps and roads. Other projects include the $146 million pavement-deck replacement on the Gowanus Expressway and $59 million in bridge and pavement repairs on the Nassau Expressway in Queens.