Several folks have mentioned to us over the last few months that truck noises from the BQE have reached a new level on annoying. Of course living near a major highway is by its very nature a noisy endeavor but these sounds, according to witnesses, appear to more than just business as usual.
One BHB tipster approached the BHA and received this response from Executive Director Judy Stanton:
George Klein in the NYC Division of Bridges, Maintenance & Operations Bureau Director, said "Judy, We will take a look at the condition. Hopefully, some improvements can be made."
Stanton adds that when the problem will be looked into is hard to say. However she did make it clear that the noise issue appears to be focused around the BQE's Cadman Plaza exit and underneath the Middagh Street overpass (especially its middle lane).
Stanton promises to follow up with the DOT in three weeks. In the meantime if you're bugged by the roar of the BQE, contact the DOT yourself ASAP.
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