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.
All east- and westbound lanes had been closed early Monday in the area due to a vehicle fire.
Earlier this year, we told you about a proposal to light up a pedestrian area under the Brooklyn Queens Expressway. Efforts to make the project a reality continue, but the people behind it need your help to get the job done.
The so-called drag strip is Hicks Street. It parallels the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. Some use it as an alternate and residents say the high-speed traffic makes the road dangerous for all on foot.
The buildings department is examining the billboard, looking at the bolts that held it in place and if it was built too close to the road.
They said a red, 2001 Yamaha motorcycle went over the guide rail and fell nearly 20 feet to the lower roadway.
Heavy rain and flooding Sunday has caused power outages, train service disruptions and has stranded motorists throughout the area. So much rain has fallen that New York City set a record for rainfall on Sunday.
At a community meeting, designers unveiled three possible ways to fix the ditch that would include reducing noise, improving safety and making this grim area just a little bit prettier.