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DOT to present new round of ‘BQE Central’ workshops in Brooklyn, June 20 & 24

June 13, 2024 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
The Queens-bound BQE along the Brooklyn Heights waterfront. Brooklyn Eagle photo by Mary Frost
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DOWNTOWN — THE NYC DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION will present a project update for the city-owned section of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway between Atlantic Avenue and Sands Street in Brooklyn Heights — the Triple Cantilever section the city calls BQE Central —  at public workshops on Thursday, June 20 (in-person) and Monday, June 24 (virtual). “These workshops are another important step forward in undoing the historic harm the BQE has created across communities,” NYC DOT Commissioner Rodriguez said in a release, adding that the agency would continue to refine design concepts. The June 20 workshop will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at City Tech Namm Cafeteria, 300 Jay St. in Downtown Brooklyn. The June 24 virtual event takes place online from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The city’s plans to rebuild the highway have been contentious from the start. In April, the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway Environmental Justice Coalition, composed of community groups and officials from across Brooklyn and Queens, demanded to be at the planning table for the massive project.

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