Rep. Michael Grimm and the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce are hosting New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner James Simpson for a round-table discussion in the Lou Caravone Building on Brielle Avenue.
(R-Staten Island/Brooklyn), who revealed the plan last month, blasted it as a "complete and total slap in the face to Staten Islanders," pointing out that the artery is already heavily congested and in the middle of a major overhaul.
A spokesman for the New York State Department of Transportation
, which is overseeing the SIE rebuild, told the Advance NJDOT had not given the state the heads-up about diverting traffic that could bring thousands of cars here in addition to the buses as soon as next month.
downplayed the added traffic in an interview with the Advance last month.
"It won't be a problem," said Simpson
, a former Island businessman and GOP fund-raiser.