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Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to close driving lanes starting Friday

The Brooklyn-Queens Expressway will lose as many as two lanes in both directions for four weeks.
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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.

Updated 3:29 pm, July 23, 2019
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Reasonable discourse

Bob from Gerritsen Beach says:
Sounds like a good plan to me. Got to get that footbridge up and running for the money people in that neighborhood so they can enjoy the playground below. Besides I doubt anybody would notice those lanes closed anyway. :-)
July 23, 4:08 pm
Sid from Boerum hill says:
The kane street bridge is no where near the foot bridge. This is one of the bridges over the trench between hamilton ave and Atlantic avenue. Its actually a fair distance from the Brooklyn Bridge park and the place where the foot bridge is. It needs to be worked on.
July 23, 8:24 pm
Sid from Boerum hill says:
The picture shows the bqe north of Joralomen Street about three quarters of a mile from the kane street bridge.
July 23, 8:28 pm
Ro from Park Slope says:
Thankfully, I'll be asleep during those hours.
July 24, 8:46 am

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