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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.

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JS from PH says:
"Hurricane Irene may have been a dud"

you guys really have to stop doing this. What do you want? 6 ft waters in red hook. FDNY swift boat saving 100s? Major death and destruction?

What would have made the storm not a dud?
Aug. 31, 2011, 6:44 am
Or from Yellow Hook says:
Huirricane Irene was not a Hurricane in NY kids, it was a tropical storm.
Aug. 31, 2011, 1:14 pm
Gerry from Brooklyn Heights says:
This is no joke 20 years ago I looked at a co/op at the end of Grace Court and then the basement wall was crumbling it would not take much for that building to crash onto the BQE like the wall on the Upper West Side fell onto the West Side Highway a few summers back.

These old buildings that vibrate daily due to the BQE are a disaster waiting to happen.

Good luck to the work crews with repairs.
Aug. 31, 2011, 3:14 pm

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