Lawmaker Wants Sign on BQE When Bridge Goes Up

BROOKLYN -

A Brooklyn lawmaker has contacted city, state and federal agencies to request a sign when a bridge leading to the Brooklyn Queens Expressway goes up.

Councilman David Greenfield says that traffic into Manhattan on the Prospect Expressway suddenly gets backed up because the Hamilton Avenue Bridge goes up without any notice. It may take up to 20 minutes for the bridge to go down again.

Greenfield suggests a sign, visible from the Prospect Expressway, to notify drivers when the bridge is about to go up. Such a sign would require a permit from the city and state, as well as the Coast Guard, all of whom Greenfield has contacted.