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Overnight Shutdowns Planned On Brooklyn-Queens Expressway For Repairs

BQE Trench (Photo/John Montone)

BQE Trench (Photo/John Montone)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Two eastbound lanes on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway were set to shut down Monday night, as state Department of Transportation crews began a resurfacing project.

The project will target both the eastbound and westbound sides of the expressway. From Monday night through Saturday morning, two of the three eastbound lanes of the expressway between Humboldt Street and the Kosciuszko Bridge will be closed overnight between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. for the resurfacing work.

Westbound lanes will shut down between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. each day from Monday, March 17, and Saturday, March 22.

Motorists are advised to avoid the bridge during the partial closures, which will allow for milling and paving areas that need maintenance, the state DOT said.

The work on the BQE marks the latest maintenance effort during the DOT’s seasonal pothole and street maintenance work this winter, the department said.

So far this year, the DOT has addressed nearly 198,000 potholes citywide, including more than 65,000 on arterials like the BQE, the department said.

For information on the pothole plan and repaving efforts, motorists are advised to visit the DOT website. They are also reminded they can report potholes by going to the Daily Pothole Tumblr or calling 311.

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