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More Opportunities to be Heard on BQE Issues, including Tomorrow (Wednesday) Evening

Our friends at the Brooklyn Heights Association let us know that tomorrow, Wednesday, November 16, starting at 5:30 PM, “DOT will hold an online meeting for the Brooklyn Heights Community to outline their plans for repairs [to the BQE] and explain the anticipated impact on the neighborhood.” The discussion will concern the “repair” phase of […]

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Overweight Trucks on BQE to be Monitored and Penalized

As reported by Kirstyn Brendlen in the Brooklyn Paper, Governor Kathy Hochul has signed into law a bill, sponsored by State Senator Brian Kavanagh and Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon, that authorizes the city’s Department of Transportation to install up to 16 weigh stations on the BQE between Atlantic Avenue and Sands Street. The technology […]

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Could Infrastructure Funds Mean No More BQE?

As Streetsblog reports, that’s what Carlo Scissura, former head of the Mayor’s panel that considered options for repairing or replacing the crumbling Brooklyn Queens Expressway and that, to the relief of many Brooklyn Heights residents, killed the Department of Transportation’s proposal to repair the cantilevered portion below the Heights while replacing it with a “temporary” […]

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BQE Northbound Traffic Flows Normally on Day One of Two Lane Restriction

Here’s a photo I took at about 8:20 this morning from the southern edge of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, showing traffic as it merges into two lanes from three where the lane restriction begins. The flow continued normally – I looked over the side of the Promenade at the traffic heading north, and it continued […]

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BQE Plan Preserves Existing Highway with Lane Reduction and Repairs

CBS Local reports that “Mayor Bill de Blasio and officials” have announced the long awaited plan for the Brooklyn Queens Expressway. The plan would shrink the highway from three to two lanes in each direction, which is projected to reduce traffic volume by eleven percent. Resurfacing and waterproofing of the cantilever structure would make it […]

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BQE Cadman Plaza Exit to Close Monday Until August

Our friends at Montague Street BID have advised us that, starting this coming Monday, March 29, and continuing until August, the Cadman Plaza exit from the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, which serves northbound traffic, will be closed while the Hicks Street wall that borders the ramp is repaired. This may also lead to some construction noise in […]

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BQE Panel to Announce Recommendations to BHA, Other Community Groups Thursday

The Brooklyn Heights Association has announced that the Mayor’s panel to study the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway has finished its report and recommendations, and will brief the BHA and other interested community groups this Thursday evening, January 30. This is not a public event. According to the BHA: We look forward to learning firsthand what conclusions the Panel has […]

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City Council Member Levin Talks BQE Rehab on WNYC

In case you missed it, the BQE rehab was the topic of the day on ALL OF IT with Alison Stewart on WNYC on October 4th.  A new show, ALL OF IT “is a live daily conversation about culture and the culture in and around New York City.” Transportation reporter Stephen Nessen gave a breakdown […]

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DOT/BQE Meeting: New Location

According to the BHA, Thursday’s meeting has been moved  to the Ingersoll Houses Community Center at 177 Myrtle Avenue at the corner of Prince Street.  The meeting will begin at 6:30 and doors open at 5:30 PM.  

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BQE Rehab: Promenading No More?

New buildings, endless construction, and the opening of Brooklyn Bridge Park have led many Brooklyn Heights residents to wring their hands and gnash their teeth about “progress” in the neighborhood. They ain’t seen nothing yet. Scrolling through my Twitter timeline yesterday, I came across this horrifying news: The city may have to shutter the Brooklyn Heights […]

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