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BHA Urges Maintenance Work on BQE

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 […]

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Mid-Week Walk Photos: Brooklyn Heights and Brooklyn Bridge Park

Late Wednesday afternoon I took a walk north along the Promenade, across the pedestrian bridge to Pier 1, south along the Brooklyn Bridge Park walkway to Pier 5, then up Joralemon to home on Montague. Cherry blossoms provided a splash of color at the Promenade’s north end. Brilliant green ferns on the Pier 1, Brooklyn […]

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BQE Rehab Progress Report

Plans are underway for the rehabilitation of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway, and much progress has been made since the public scoping meetings back in June. At last night’s Technical Advisory Committee meeting, project manager Peter King discussed some of the proposals for what could happen along the BQE.

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BQE Rehab Meeting Recap

Today, the New York State Department of Transportation held two project scoping sessions about the two-decade rehabilitation of the 1.5 mile stretch of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway from Atlantic Avenue to Sands Street, and local community members turned up to express their desires and concerns.  The meetings began with a brief introduction regarding the need for […]

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Big BQE Public Meeting Monday

The first step in the two-decade project to reconstruct the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway between Atlantic Avenue and Sands Street begins Monday night, when New York State Department of Transportation officials present the project’s draft summary.

The two public project scoping sessions, as they are called, will be held in the Pfizer Auditorium of the Dibner Building at 5 MetroTech Center. The afternoon session will run from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. and the evening session from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

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This week’s community calendar

The next two weeks are busy for community meetings — there’s the usual Community Board business, as well as updates on the BQE triple cantilever reconstruction project and city Department of Transportation’s ongoing project to rework Tillary Street and surface transit in Downtown. Here’s the calendar: (1) Tonight, Monday, at 6 pm, is Community Board […]

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Recap of BQE triple cantilever meeting

On Tuesday night, state Transportation Department engineers officially kicked off the two-decade reconstruction project of a 1.5-mile stretch of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway that stretches from Sands Street to Atlantic Avenue and underneath our own Promenade. The project will cost $295 million, with 80 percent of funding largely coming from the federal government and 20 percent […]

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BQE triple cantilever meeting Tuesday

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 […]

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