City stalls BQE plans to conduct traffic study on number of lanes


The city is slamming the brakes on its plan to “re-envision” the crumbling triple cantilever section of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to allow for a “comprehensive” traffic study of the optimal number of lanes on the highway.

In December, the Adams administration unveiled its proposals to re-envision the 1.5-mile city-owned section of the BQE in Brooklyn, particularly the much-maligned triple cantilever section running through Brooklyn Heights. In order to be eligible for federal infrastructure grants, the administration aimed to fast-track the visioning process and start environmental reviews by this spring.