Tuesday, May 12, 2009

TONIGHT: important meeting on the BQE

I apologize for the short notice, but there is an important meeting tonight regarding the future of the triple-cantilever section of the BQE. That is the section that runs north of Atlantic Avenue and includes the Promenade. The state Department of Transportation is launching a study to decide how to renovate the structure. The study is scheduled to end in 2017, after which the construction will begin. (No, I can't believe it either.)

The time to start shaping those 2017 outcomes is now. The choices made could deeply impact our quality of life. Where will the traffic go during the construction? Will Brooklyn Bridge Park be colonized as a staging area? Will the highway be covered to mitigate noise?

WHAT: BQE Stakeholders Committee Meeting
WHEN: TONIGHT at 6.30 p.m.
WHERE: NYU Polytechnic University, Dibner Building, Pfizer Auditorium, 5 Metrotech Center (corner of Jay Street and Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn)

If you want to have a say in these matters, now is the time to get involved.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

About time they get to this. Traffic there is terrible. That top cantilever, the under-used back door park should be used for traffic to the bridges. The lower cantilever and middle cantilever should both be widened. The center cantilever could be used for express traffic, changing directions near mid day .