Time seems to move slower on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, where for the last 50 years, the road has been under endless construction. Almost anybody who has traveled on the 16.8-mile stretch from the Grand Central Parkway in Queens to 92nd St in Brooklyn has a story of a lane closure, an accident or both that makes driving – and sitting — a slow form of torture.
A Times article today reported on the cancellation of two environmental impact studies in Brooklyn that were considering alternatives like tunnels or new routes for the expressway, dooming drivers to more of the same stop-and-go conditions.
Among the many trouble spots on the B.Q.E. detested by drivers is the split northbound around the Gowanus Expressway with one spur heading to the Battery Tunnel and the other continuing northward into the thick of Carroll Gardens where lanes merge.
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