NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Construction is underway on a major project in New York City to protect East Side coastal neighborhoods from flooding.
It’s a $1.4 billion effort to reshape East River Park, including the installation of 2.4 miles of parkland, flood walls and floodgates.READ MORE: Times Square Shooting Suspect Farrakhan Muhammad Taken Into Custody Near Jacksonville, Florida
Flood protection will be improved from Montgomery Street on the Lower East Side to East 22nd Street.
The East Side Coastal Resiliency Project is just one of many projects this city is working on to protect our future and fight climate change.
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There will also be enhanced open spaces for more than 110,000 New Yorkers, including 28,000 public housing residents.MORE NEWS: Israel Vows To Increase Gaza Strikes Until There Is 'Total, Long-Term Quiet' Amid Barrage Of Palestinian Rocket Fire
Water levels are expected to rise due to climate change.