New flyover highway opens at LaGuardia Airport

August 01, 2018 - 8:13 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- LaGuardia Airport is unveiling some big changes.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo opened a new “flyover” highway Tuesday, which will hopefully make traveling to the airport from Manhattan much easier.

The new overpass is the first of 26 new bridges and fly over highways scheduled to be built at LaGuardia. It’s predicted this bridge will have the biggest impact on traffic as 40 percent of cars from Manhattan will utilize it.

The fly over begins at exit seven on the Grand Central Parkway and connects to terminals B, C and D. It opened at 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

“So far governor, you’re doing a good job,” one commuter said of the new highway as he dropped his wife off at the airport Wednesday morning.

As 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reported, when the flyover first opened, it was already jam-packed with commuters.

When the highway construction at LaGuardia is completed, it will also eliminate most of the traffic signals, from 19 to just three.