Meeting on BQE Rehab Set for March 30

A meeting concerning the forthcoming reconstruction of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway will be held at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, starting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30. If you wish to attend, please RSVP to Michael Porto at Sam Schwartz Engineering PLLC, ( If you have general questions about the project, please address them to Adam Levine of the New York State Department of Transportation (

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  • Grateful BH Resident

    Are they still contemplating the option of tunneling the BQE underground thru the Heights? Seems to me that would be a huge improvement, even if it takes 20 years.

  • Claude Scales

    Grateful: so far as I know, everything, including tunneling, is still under consideration. There are a couple of tunnel proposals that wouldn’t go under the Heights. One would go under the East River, and another would go under parts of Fort Greene and Downtown Brooklyn:

  • Reggie

    What Claude said.

    However, how long will the triple cantilever remain standing? If there isn’t a reconstruction-slash-replacement-slash-alternative by then, there is going to be an awful lot of highway traffic looking for somewhere else to go.

  • David on Middagh

    And here we’re scheduled for a major earthquake. Can the aging BQE stand a 5.0+?

    (Sorry, forget where I read about the quake. It was that Metro paper, I think.)

  • epc

    The BQE is probably as prepared to survive a 5.0+ as much of Brooklyn is.