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Queens-bound BQE Closed April 13-15, DOT Says

The DOT said travelers should avoid the BQE all together during the closure.
The Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.

The Queens-bound Brooklyn-Queens Expressway will be fully closed from Atlantic Avenue to Sands Street from Saturday, April 13 at 2 am to Monday, April 15 at 4 am, the city Department of Transportation said. 

The repairs focus on new concrete and reinforcing steels bars being added at spans on the BQE near Clark Street and Grace Court as part of near-term work critical to continuing the structure's lifespan, the agency said through a news release.

These weekend repairs will be followed by a final, similar round of repairs expected to occur on June 1 to 3.

"Just as we did successfully last fall, we continue to deliver critical repairs to the BQE to preserve its lifespan while at the same time trying to minimize impact on the local community," said NYC DOT Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez. "And this time again we will keep the public closely updated on our progress as we plan ahead for this work."

Travel restrictions include:

  • Atlantic Avenue eastbound left turn onto Hicks Street banned (except for buses)
  • Atlantic Avenue eastbound left turn onto Clinton Street banned (except for buses)

Queens-Bound Ramp Closures:

  • Third Avenue Entrance Ramp
  • Sixth Avenue Entrance Ramp
  • Prospect Expressway Entrance Ramp
  • Hamilton Avenue Entrance Ramp
  • Atlantic Avenue Entrance Ramp
  • Cadman Plaza Exit Ramp
  • Brooklyn Bridge Exit Ramp
  • Manhattan Bridge Exit Ramp

There are major detours planned for vehicles and trucks, for more information, click here.