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Times on the Ongoing Nightmare of the BQE

The Times has a story about the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway that recounts the frustrations of drivers who use it–“It’s a nightmare”, it quotes livery cab driver Wilifredo Torres, who suffered a blowout that caused his fare to miss a flight–as well as of Brooklyn Heights residents: New York Times: The highway has also been an irritating […]

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Marty’s Letter to Cuomo Urges Reinstatement of BQE Study

Borough President Marty Markowitz has written a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo urging him to rescind the decision by the State Department of Transportation to terminate environmental studies for the rehabilitation of the Gowanus and Brooklyn Heights portions of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, which would have the effect of postponing any major reconstruction or replacement of […]

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State DOT Drops Environmental Study for BQE; Say Goodbye to Tunnel Proposals

We’ve received notice from the New York State Department of Transportation that the environmental impact study for the proposed Brooklyn-Queens Expressway rehabilitation has been terminated. In these financially difficult times, NYSDOT is making strategic choices to make the best use of our limited resources, balancing core infrastructure preservation with fiscal reality while maintaining the safety […]

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Meeting on BQE Rehab Set for March 30

A meeting concerning the forthcoming reconstruction of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway will be held at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, starting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30. If you wish to attend, please RSVP to Michael Porto at Sam Schwartz Engineering PLLC, (mporto@samschwartz.com). If you have general questions about the project, please address them […]

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