BQE needs emergency roadwork

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The Brooklyn Paper / Evan Gardner

Hurricane Irene may have been a dud across much of the borough, but it’s a pain in the neck for drivers on the Brooklyn–Queens Expressway.

The city will shut down parts of the borough’s main artery for the next few nights because heavy rains compromised soil underneath Grace Court, just north of the Atlantic Avenue entrance.

A Department of Transportation spokesman said that it was unclear how long the construction would take — so until further notice, one or two lanes on the Queens-bound roadway will be closed from 10 pm to 6 am.

As a result, Furman Street between Atlantic Avenue and Old Fulton Street will be converted on Wednesday to a two-way street to reduce highway congestion.