According to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle the Brooklyn Heights Association has urged the City Department of Transportation, which is responsible for routine maintenance of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, to mill the roadway and replace asphalt and concrete, as necessary, on the cantilevered portion of the BQE that runs below Brooklyn Heights. A letter to DOT Commissioner Joseph Palmieri, signed by BHA President Alexandra Bowie and Executive Director Judy Stanton, is quoted from in the Eagle as follows:
Residents who live close to the BQE are jolted out of their beds throughout the night and early morning. Dishes clatter. Cracks appear on interior walls…What were once rumbles and tremors are now shocks and jolts. No wonder people fear for the stability of their homes and for their own safety.
The BHA also urges residents to contact City Council Member Stephen Levin about this issue.