Adams Administration Strategy
New York City is moving forward to fix the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) in Brooklyn. The BQE is a vital part of our transportation system and our economy – we can and must immediately start working on a community-driven plan for the safe, modern, resilient roadway we need.
“No more kicking the can. We have once-in-a-generation access to federal infrastructure funds, and we will seize this opportunity to start rebuilding this vital transportation artery for a post-pandemic city and economy today.” - Mayor Eric Adams
The New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) will work with communities along the BQE corridor on two initiatives. BQE Central will fix the City-owned structure from Atlantic Avenue to Sands Street and BQE North and South will identify upgrades for all other segments of the BQE corridor in Brooklyn. New federal funds, available through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, provide an exciting opportunity to upgrade the BQE for the 21st Century.
Throughout this process, NYC DOT will continue with urgent repairs to the Atlantic-to-Sands section to ensure it remains safe. Safety monitoring of this section of the highway, including the triple cantilever, will continue through a combination of regular in-person inspections and sensors placed on the structure.
Eric L. Adams, Mayor
Ydanis Rodriguez, Commissioner NYC DOT