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NYC DOT Engineer Says Keeping Traffic Off Brooklyn Heights Streets High Priority

The Eagle’s Mary Frost has an excellent report on last week’s Brooklyn Heights Association Annual Meeting. Here are my takeaways from the meeting:1. The featured speaker, DOT Deputy Commissioner Robert Collyer (photo) said at least twice that a primary DOT concern is keeping traffic off Brooklyn Heights streets during the BQE renovation.2. Mr. Collyer said that DOT is considering creating alternate routes for traffic during the BQE project that wouldn’t affect the Heights or other residential areas.3. One of the objectives of the BQE project, according to Collyer, is to “improve vertical clearances” on the highway. Some residents asked if this would necessitate raising the BQE roadways, thereby affecting…