Project Updates

Where we are in the project

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), as federal lead agency, the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), as joint lead agency, and the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT), as project sponsor and joint lead agency, are preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Shore Road Bridge over Hutchinson River Project located in the Bronx, New York. The project is classified as a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Class I action and a City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR) Type 1 action.

NEPA requires federal agencies to conduct an EIS for major actions that could have significant impacts on the environment. Under NEPA, “environment” includes the natural and physical environment (such as air, water, geography, geology) as well as people’s relationship with the environment (such as health, safety, jobs, schools, housing, and aesthetics). An EIS looks at both short-term and long-term effects and considers possible measures to reduce or mitigate those effects.

Below are recent project updates:

About the NEPA EIS process

An EIS is prepared in a series of steps:

  • gathering government and public comments to define the issues that should be analyzed in the EIS (a process known as “scoping”)
  • preparing the Draft EIS
  • receiving and responding to public comments on the Draft EIS; and
  • preparing the Final EIS

Decisions are not made in an EIS; rather, the EIS analysis is one of several factors decisionmakers consider. The decision is announced in the Record of Decision (ROD) after the final EIS has been published. Learn more here.

Shore Road Project Schedule


Shore Road Bridge from Pelham Bay Park barge going under the bridge Shore Road Bridge from Pelham Bay Park