This just in! The state Department of Transportation will host its first stakeholders meeting about upcoming construction plans for the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway’s 1.5-mile triple-cantilevered highway that extends under the Promenade and above Furman Street. The meeting is at 6:30 pm in the Dibner Auditorium at 5 Metrotech Center, in Downtown.
“The project team and the stakeholders will be active participants in the meeting, and any public attendees are welcome to observe. There will be an opportunity at the end for public comment,” said agency spokesman Adam Levine.
The construction project is particularly sensitive because traffic engineers must figure out how to reroute the 160,000 cars that travel on the roadway each day, theoretically without compromising construction of Brooklyn Bridge Park. The project isn’t slated to break ground until 2018, but engineers have said they hope to have a plan by 2015.