“A group that backs changes to the Scaffold Law in New York in a analysis released Tuesday found the law is adding as much as $300 million to the cost of the Gateway tunnel project between New York and New Jersey.
The $13 billion Port Authority project has been a top priority for Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
The group, Common Good, found the insurance costs on the project will add between $180 million and $300 million to the project.
“This is a classic example of an obsolete law that needs to be removed,” said Philip K. Howard, the group’s chairman. “It’s out-of-date, exceptionally expensive, and unique to New York.””