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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release #05-73

Traffic Advisory - Westbound BQE and Flushing Avenue Entrance

Flushing Avenue entrance to the Westbound Brooklyn Queens Expressway:
The westbound Flushing Avenue entrance will be closed beginning at 9 pm Friday, October 21, 2005 until 10 pm Sunday, October 23rd, 2005. Motorists should follow posted detour onto Flushing Avenue westbound, make a right onto Navy Street, take a left onto Sands Street and follow to the BQE on-ramp. This detour will cause the Type 2 bike lane on Sands Street to be temporarily converted to a Type 3 bike lane, over the weekend.

This temporary closure and detour will facilitate the NYSDOT construction of a temporary on-ramp, which will allow for the rehabilitation of the existing ramp.

Brooklyn Queens Expressway Westbound between Flushing Avenue
and Sands Street:

Two of three westbound lanes will be closed on the BQE Saturday October 22 from 12:01 am to 6 am and Sunday 12:01 am to 9 am. Motorists should expect delays and consider alternate routes.

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Contact: Kay Sarlin (212) 442-7033
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