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Press Release #06-03

Contact: Kay Sarlin (212) 442-7033
Ted Timbers

Traffic Advisory – Brooklyn-Queens Expressway

As of 5 am today, the New York City Department of Transportation announced that until further notice, the Westbound Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) has all lanes open to traffic. One lane of the Eastbound BQE will be re-opened, while two lanes will remain closed from Queens Boulevard to the Grand Central Expressway due to yesterday’s tanker truck fire.

As a result of the necessary lane closures, a detour will be offered to motorists traveling on the Eastbound BQE. Motorists traveling eastbound can exit the BQE at Queens Boulevard, turning left onto 65th Place, right onto Woodside Avenue, left onto 69th Street, right onto 37th Avenue, left on 69th Street, left on Northern Boulevard and right onto the BQE.

Motorists should expect delays and consider alternate routes.