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BQE Trench (Photo/John Montone)

Overnight Shutdowns Planned On Brooklyn-Queens Expressway For Repairs

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.

03/10/2014

New York City Pothole (credit: CBS 2)

Harsh Winter Has Tri-State Area Residents Dodging Potholes, Digging Out Cars

The swings in temperature have carved out craters in roads across the Tri-State Area and cars that were buried by plows now have a coating of ice, making for interesting escape plans.

02/06/2014

Sign announcing detour due to eastbound I-84/684 bridge deck replacement project, Oct. 18, 2013. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Stretch Of Eastbound I-84 To Be Closed For Accelerated Bridge Deck Replacement Project

Starting at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Connecticut-bound traffic from I-84/684 will detour onto Route 6 in Brewster for about 18 hours.

10/18/2013

Saw Mill River Parkway signs in Pleasantville, N.Y. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Stretch Of Saw Mill River Parkway In Pleasantville To Be Raised To Cut Down On Flooding

Crews will add another three inches of asphalt along 900 feet of the parkway later this month in an effort to reduce minor spells of flooding, which sends detouring traffic through village streets.

10/07/2013

Sign warning of weekend westbound detour on I-84 (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Westbound I-84 Closure Prompts Concerns About Traffic

Interstate 84 has been shut down this weekend, as New York State crews slide prefab bridge decks into place.

09/21/2013

Borough Park Accident (credit: CBS 2)

Residents Furious Over Continued Danger On Ocean Parkway In Brooklyn

Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn is considered one of the borough’s most dangerous streets for pedestrians, and a woman’s recent death on the roadway has some residents angry.

08/21/2013

Sunrise Highway (Photo/Doug Kerr via Flickr)

Locals Want Input Into Safety Improvements On Sunrise Highway

The New York State Department of Transportation is planning safety improvements along the 16-mile highway. Businesses and residents have written to the state, asking to be consulted.

08/18/2013

New York State DOT Commissioner Joan McDonald discusses accelerated Hutchinson River Parkway bridge deck replacement project in Pelham Manor, August 5, 2013. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Stretch Of Hutch To Be Closed For 96 Hours For Accelerated Bridge Deck Replacement

Drivers can expect headaches starting at 5 a.m. on Tuesday so the bridge over Boston Post Road in Pelham Manor can be upgraded. Work is scheduled to wrap up on Saturday, according to the DOT.

08/05/2013

Commercial truck driver info card released by the FMCSA. The goal is to prevent trucks from driving on banned roadways. (credit: fmcsa.dot.gov)

Schumer, Feds Announce New Steps To Combat Truck Bridge Strikes

The senator took up the issue following a bridge underpass strike on the Hutchinson Parkway earlier that month.

03/11/2013

State Sen. Charles Fuschillo (file/credit: Senator's officer)

New York State Lawmaker To Hold Hearing On Trucks Driving Illegally On Parkways

State Sen. Charles Fuschillo said the truck strikes have cost taxpayers $7 million on Long Island alone. He has announced plans to hold a hearing on the issue at Farmingdale State College to try to solve the issue.

10/07/2012

Street signs for L.I.E. upgrade (credit: CBS 2)

Upgrade Project Along L.I.E. Will Replace Lighted Signs With Reflective Signs

The sign replacement project will begin at the city line heading east-bound. There will be lane closures as crews work on the upgrades one mile at a time, from 10:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. five nights a week.

09/13/2012

State highway construction project in Melville, N.Y. (credit: CBS 2)

Residents Fed Up With Long-Term State Highway Project On Long Island

One woman said all the shaking and rattling from the ongoing construction project has cracked the foundation of her home.

09/13/2012

Swindler Cove Park (Credit: CBS 2)

Little-Known Swindler Cove Park In Northern Manhattan Gaining Reputation As An Oasis

Just off of Dyckman Street — and steps away from the busy Harlem River Drive — sits the park, which consists of five acres of beautifully restored parkland.

07/10/2012