Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to close driving lanes starting Friday

In question: The city’s controversial plans to rebuild the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway bit-by-bit or construct a six-lane highway on top of the Brooklyn Heights Promenade may be scrapped, according to an expert panel convened by Mayor Bill de Blasio.
The Brooklyn-Queens Expressway seen from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

The city will be shutting down lanes on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in the Columbia Street Waterfront District beginning Friday, July 26, the Department of Transportation announced Tuesday.

The lane closures will accommodate work on the Kane Street Bridge, which passes over the highway near Hicks Street, and will variously close one or two eastbound and westbound driving lanes during the early hours for approximately four weeks.

The city has scheduled the closures for:

• Monday through Friday, when one lane will be closed from 12 a.m. to 1 a.m and two lanes will be closed from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.

• On Saturday, one lane will be closed from 12 a.m. to 1 a.m. and two lanes will be closed 1 a.m. to 6 a.m.

• On Sunday, one lane will be closed from 12 a.m. to 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Two lanes will be closed 2 a.m. to 7 a.m.

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