Wednesday, June 10, 2009

BQE Rehabilitation: Scoping and Public Information meeting

The New York State Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, is initiating an environmental review for Rehabilitation of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) in Kings County (Brooklyn), New York (PIN X730.56). The project limits are the approximately 1.5-mile portion of the BQE between Atlantic Avenue and Sands Street, including the triple cantilever section of the roadway that supports the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. The need for the project is to address the structural deterioration and operational deficiencies affecting this segment of the BQE, which is characterized by narrow lanes, lack of shoulders, and short merge/weave distances near on-/off-ramps that do not meet current highway design standards, and vertical clearance constraints.

The combined Public Information Session and Scoping Meeting will be held on Monday, June 22, 2009 at the Dibner Building’s Pfizer Auditorium, Polytechnic Institute of NYU, 5 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201 between 3.00PM and 6.00PM (afternoon session) and between 7.00PM and 10.00PM (evening session), during which the public will be provided with information included in the DSD and an opportunity to comment on the scope of the Draft EIS (DEIS). NYSDOT personnel will be available at the Scoping Meeting and Public Information Session to answer questions concerning the project and proposed scope of the DEIS.

Please contact Adam Levine ( of the New York State Department of Transportation for general questions regarding the project.

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