Project Overview

BQE Corridor Vision: Adams' Administration Strategy

New York City is moving forward to fix the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) in Brooklyn. The BQE is a vital part of our transportation system and economy – we can and must immediately start working on a community-driven plan for the safe, modern, resilient roadway we need. The New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) will work with communities along the BQE corridor on two initiatives.

  1. BQE Central will fix the City-owned structure from Atlantic Avenue to Sands Street
  2. BQE North and South will identify upgrades for all other segments of the BQE corridor in Brooklyn.

Community engagement will guide Mayor Adams' and DOT's decisions about the future of the full Brooklyn BQE Corridor. To hear from as many people as possible, we will offer a variety of ways to provide input, both online and in-person, at various times to accommodate varying schedules and preferences.

Learn more about BQE Corridor Vision.

BQE Central

This 1.5 mile section of the BQE includes multiple bridge structures -- including the historic 0.4-mile-long “triple cantilever” -- as well as other ramps and retaining walls along the interstate corridor. NYC DOT is leading the effort to immediately start working with the community on a plan for the safe, modern, resilient structure we need.

In September 2022, Mayor Adams announced his administration’s engagement plan to quickly move toward a long-term fix for BQE Central.

Learn more about previous work on the BQE between Atlantic Ave and Sands St.

Join The Conversation

  1. Participate in our online survey
  2. Submit a comment on our feedback map
  3. Participate in our virtual and/or in-person workshops