Statue of Liberty to Reopen by July 4
The iconic landmark has been closed since October 29 due to infrastructure damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.
Funding for repairs is part of $28 million allocated by the Department of Transportation to repair federal parks and recreation areas damaged by the storm in New York and New Jersey, according to a joint press release from Salazar and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-New York.
Both the visitor and National Park Services docks at Liberty Island sustained significant damage during the storm, according to the National Parks Service.
Salazar also set a July Fourth deadline in 2009 for the reopening of Lady Liberty’s crown after it was closed following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.