BQE Central

Two way traffic on the Brookly Queens Expressway's triple cantilever.

This 1.5 mile section of the BQE includes multiple bridge structures -- including the historic 0.4-mile-long “triple cantilever” -- as well as other ramps and retaining walls along the interstate corridor. NYC DOT is leading the effort to immediately start working with the community on a plan for the safe, modern, resilient structure we need.

In September 2022, Mayor Adams announced his administration’s engagement plan to quickly move toward a long-term fix for BQE Central.

Learn more about previous work on the BQE from Atlantic Avenue to Sands Street at

Community Engagement Timeline

  • October 2022 – Understand community needs, preferences, and priorities; launch Community Visioning Council and appoint members
  • December 2022 – Gather feedback on initial community-driven concepts
  • February 2023 – Gather feedback on refined concepts
  • March 2023 – Environmental review process begins

Anticipated timeline from 2022 to 2031 for BQE Central