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NEXT COMMUNITY BOARD 2 MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2015
KOSCIUSZKO BRIDGE PROJECT
TRAVEL LANE CLSOURES ON EASTBOUND BROOKLYN-QUEENS EXPRESSWAY (BQE)
During Nightime Hours, Starting March 23, 2015
Motorists are advised that the New York State Department of Transportation will be closing travel lanes on the eastbound (Queens-bound) Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE) at night, starting on Monday, March 23, 2015 after the evening rush hour, weather permitting, and continuing for approximately (5) weeks. As part of NYSDOT's $555 million investment to construct Phase I of the new Kosciuszko Bridge, the contractor will be installing a concrete barrier, fencing and a debris shield on the eastbound BQE in order to create a work zone for the project.
The center and right travel lanes in the eastbound direction, starting after Exit 33 (McGuinness Boulevard/Humboldt Street) and ending before Exit 35 (Long Island Expressway/48th Street), will be closed between 12:01 am and 5:00 am for approximately two (2) weeks. For approximately three (3) weeks thereafter, one (1) travel lane (the right lane) will be closed from 10:30 pm to 5:00 am (Monday-Thursday nights) and from 11:00 pm Friday nights to 6:00 am Saturday mornings.
All travel lanes will reopen in time for the daily morning rush hour.
Replacement of Combined Sewer in Calamus Avenue
Calamus Avenue between 74th Street and 69th Street & 69th Street between Calamus Avenue and Queens Boulevard
Project # SE-814
The New York City Department of Design and Construction is managing a capital consruction project, along Calamus Avenue between 74th Street and 69th Street and on 69th Street between Calamus Avenue and Queens Boulevard. DDC will replace distribution water mains, reconstruct combined sewer, and install new catch basin, manholes, chambers and roadway resurfacing. The project is anticipated to be completed by Fall 2016.
Work Scheduled January/February 2015
Tree Removal on Calamus Avenue and 69th Street
Utility Poles relocation on Calamus Avenue and 69th Street
Water main installation on Calamus Avenue betweeen 70th Street and 69th Street
Water Main installation on 69th Street between Calamus AVenue and Garfield Avenue
Work Completed to Date
Water Main installation on Calamus AVenue between 74th Street and 70th Street
Tree pruning and removal.
ED KOCH QUEENSBORO BRIDGET
QUEENS-BOUND LOWER ROADWAY
The NYC Department of Transportation Division of Bridges is continuing lane closures on the Queens-bound Lower Roadway of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge for repair of the wearing surface. One lane will be closed Monday to Friday, 12:01 am to 5:00 am, and Saturday, 1:00 am to 10:00 am through June 7.
One lane will remain open to traffic at all times. Variable message signs will be installed to alert motorists. Scheduling will be coordinated to avoid conflicts with work on the Queens-bound Upper Roadway.
Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge
Queens-Bound Upper Roadway
The NYC Department of Transportation Division of Bridges will continue to close one Queens-bound lane on the Upper Roadway of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge one or two nights a week through May 30 for steel truss repair. The closures will be in effect from 12:01 am until 5:00 am. One lane will remain open to traffic at all times.
DRIVE 25 ITS THE LAW
THE SPEED LIMIT IS CHANGING TO 25 MPH, UNLESS OTHERWISE POSTED ON NOVEMBER 7, 2014.
DRIVERS WHO DRIVE 25 MPH OR SLOWER ARE BETTER ABLE TO AVOID CRASHES.
PEDESTRIANS WHO ARE STRUCK BY VEHICLES TRAVELING AT 25 MPH ARE HALF AS LIKELY TO DIE AS PEDESTRIANS WHO ARE STRUCK BY VEHICLES AT 30 MPH.
FOR A SAFER NYC SPEED LIMIT 25
STREET ACTIVITY PERMIT ON-LINE APPLICATIONS.
SAPO launched E-apply, the online system which allows applicants to submit applications online and pay processing fees by credit card. If you wish to apply for a street activity visit www.nyc.gov/sapo. Please note that PETITIONS AND DIAGRAMS MUST BE PROVIDED TO COMMUNITY BOARD 2 BEFORE ANY PERMITS CAN BE APPROVED.