BROOKLYN - The addition of a new off-ramp for the Manhattan Bridge has residents living near the Brooklyn end fuming, they say.
Area residents say the change has led to a huge increase in traffic that includes speeding cars, big trucks and potential for crashes on the once-quiet Concord Street.
Community Board 2 and the Department of Transportation approved opening a new off-ramp for bridge traffic about two months ago without warning residents, critics say.
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Residents are also pointing to pedestrian safety as an issue. There are several schools on the narrow street.
The community board will hold a public meeting for concerned residents Tuesday evening.
DOT officials say the board had requested the additional off-ramp to help alleviate overall traffic in the neighborhood.