Brace yourselves, folks, because we’ve got some road drama coming our way in mid-October.
BQE will be closed between the Atlantic Avenue entrance ramp and the Manhattan Bridge exit ramp in the Queens-bound lane. Staten Island-bound traffic will be reduced to one lane during the same period, and there will be detours on local streets as well.
Mark your calendars – it’s all happening from 2 a.m. on Saturday, October 14th, to 4 a.m. on Monday, October 16th.
The closures are needed to perform repairs that are expected to extend the life of the crumbling triple-lever section of the highway. Below are more details from the city’s Department of Transportation’s announcement.
Additional Travel Restrictions:
- Atlantic Avenue eastbound left turn onto Hicks Street banned (except for buses)
- Atlantic Avenue eastbound left turn onto Clinton Street banned (except for buses)
- Bus Stops B67 and B69 at Pearl and Sands Street will be closed
- Bus Stops B61 and B63 at Columbia Street and Atlantic Avenue will be redirected to Atlantic and Henry Street and rerouted via Congress Street and Hicks Street to Atlantic Avenue