Motorists & Parking
Brooklyn Bridge Gateway: Tillary/Adams Street Area Reconstruction
The gateway to Brooklyn from the historic Brooklyn Bridge is currently being redesigned by DOT and the Department of Design and Construction (DDC) as part of a capital reconstruction project. Construction is expected to begin in 2014 with a multi-million dollar budget, encompassing all of Tillary Street and portions of Adams Street.
This project builds on the work of the Downtown Brooklyn Traffic Calming report as well as recent short-term improvements including 2008 modifications to the bridge entrance. DOT has released the results of its analysis of these modifications.
On January 27, 2009, DOT held a public workshop, attended by approximately 60 people, to begin collecting input for the project. View the presentation from the workshop Download a summary of participant issues and suggestions
DOT developed a draft conceptual design for the gateway area using the input from the public workshop. This conceptual design was presented at a second public meeting on June 23, 2009. View the presentation from the meeting and view the summary of the feedback collected at the meeting. DOT will continue to refine the conceptual design. Read the DOT's finding that an environmental review is not required for this project (CEQR Type II Determination). View the NEPA assessment checklist. View the federal wage rate certification.
In September 2011, DOT presented a project update, including an updated conceptual design, to the Community Board 2 Transportation Committee. The committee was excited about the upcoming changes and had constructive comments, which DOT will forward to the Department of Design and Construction (DDC). DDC is responsible for preliminary design, final design, and project construction of the project, and DOT will work with DDC to ensure there is opportunity for continued community input as design progresses. Download the presentation (pdf)
In June 2013, DOT submitted an application to the U.S. Department of Transportation for TIGER funding for this project. Support for this application includes the following elected officials and neighborhood groups: Download the letter of support from Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (pdf) Download the letter of support from Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (pdf) Download the letter of support from Representative Yvette Clarke (pdf) Download the letter of support from Representative Nydia Velázquez (pdf) Download the letter of support from State Senator Daniel Squadron (pdf) Download the letter of support from Borough President Marty Markowitz (pdf) Download the letter of support from City Council Member Letitia James (pdf) Download the letter of support from City Council Member Stephen Levin (pdf) Download the letter of support from the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership (pdf) Download the letter of consistency from the New York Metropolitan Transportation (pdf)