Fixing the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway: What Can Be Done and When

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Ken Fisher is quoted in an article in the Commercial Observer that discusses the neglected state of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) and what needs to be done to address this issue.

“What you need is for the mayor and the governor to appoint high-level people to figure this out,” Ken said.

Although 153,000 vehicles use the BQE daily, it was designed to handle only 47,000 vehicles. The over usage has resulted in severe structural damage as the city continues to put off maintenance of this highway. The BQE is referred to as a “political orphan.” Former Governor Andrew Cuomo’s infrastructure plan for  New York City  did not include the BQE. Current Governor Kathy Hochul’s January State of the State address did not mention the troubled highway.

“It’s going to take high-level cooperation between mayor and governor, and at the moment not only are those discussions not going on, but it’s not entirely clear who within the executive chamber or City Hall would be pushing for this to move up on the priority list.” Ken stated.

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