The city on Friday agreed to move a ramp to the garbage transfer station near Gracie Mansion from East 91st to 92nd Street at a cost of $30 million — $5 million more than projected just two months ago.
The decision follows months of protests from Upper East Side residents.
The original ramp, conceived by the prior administration and already under construction, cuts through the middle of the popular Asphalt Green recreational facility and athletic complex.
The agreement to build a second ramp comes despite warnings from Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia in May that it would cost more than $25 million and tie up traffic on the FDR Drive for years.
Officials now say the price tag will be roughly $30 million and that construction will be largely conducted overnight, between midnight and 5 a.m., to mitigate any traffic disruptions.
They said the first ramp will be used until the second, wider ramp is completed sometime in 2020.
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