Queens-Bound BQE to Be Closed Over Weekend for Repairs

By Hamodia Staff


New York — The Queens-bound side of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway will be closed over the weekend, from Atlantic Avenue until Sands Street, for planned repairs.

Closures will begin Saturday, April 13 at 2 a.m. through Monday, April 15 at 4 a.m. The repairs, which continue the work which was done in October of last year, focus on new concrete and reinforcing steel bars being added at spans on the BQE near Clark Street and Grace Court. The Department of Transportation says that the work is critical to extending the structure’s lifespan.

The weekend repairs will be followed by a final, similar round of closured 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 minimizing the impact on the local community,” NYC DOT Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez said in a statement. “I encourage all New Yorkers to avoid the BQE in Brooklyn this weekend and to take mass transit.”

Details of BQE Closures and Detours from April 13 to April 15

The Queens-bound BQE will be fully closed from Atlantic Avenue to Sands Street from Saturday, April 13 at 2 a.m. to Monday, April 15 at 4 a.m.

Travelers are strongly encouraged to avoid the BQE during scheduled closures.

  • Expect extended travel times.
  • Detours will be heavily signed. Variable Message Signs (VMS) will be posted throughout Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan, to inform informing travelers of closures & detours and encourage alternate modes of transit.
  • Traffic Enforcement Agents (TEAs) and pedestrian managers will be posted at key intersections.

Additional Travel Restrictions

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

Ramp closures associated with work April 13 to 15


  • 3rd Ave at 65th Street entrance Ramp
  • 6th Ave at 65th Street 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

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