the city’s Department of Transportation to install up to 16 weigh stations on the BQE between Atlantic Avenue and Sands Street. The technology will flag trucks exceeding the roadway’s 80,000-pound limit and allow authorities to issue violations to the vehicle’s owners.
According to the Brooklyn Paper story, limiting the weight of trucks using the cantilevered portion of the BQE should, along with reduction of traffic to two lanes, extend the useful life of the cantilevered portion by twenty years. This is outgoing Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan. As we’ve noted here, others, including Carlo Scissura, who headed the panel appointed by the Mayor to study the BQE, believe more drastic action is necessary and desirable.