The New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT), as lead agency, is initiating the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) under the City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR) process for the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway Rehabilitation/Replacement project. This Draft Scope of Work includes a description of the Project and the actions necessary for its implementation, presents the proposed framework for the EIS analysis, and discusses the procedures to be followed in the preparation of the Draft EIS (DEIS). In anticipation of federal funds or approvals that may be sought at some point in the future, the City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR) EIS will also include and assess technical areas (i.e. Environmental Justice, Section 4(f), Section 106,) as required under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
NYCDOT is proposing to rehabilitate or replace the sections of Brooklyn Queens Expressway/Interstate 278 (BQE/I-278) from Atlantic Ave. to Sands St. in Brooklyn, New York. The proposed project limits are comprised of the BQE right-of-way, including the roadway, shoulders, and offsets, support structures, and entrance and exit ramps. This segment of the BQE is owned by the City of New York. The Project involves a 1.5-mile section of the BQE. This segment of the BQE is a critical link of I-278, which is the sole Interstate highway in Brooklyn connecting it to Manhattan, Staten Island, and Queens. The BQE within the Project limits includes multiple bridges along with other supporting structures such as retaining walls. In particular, this segment of the BQE includes a triple cantilever section, which runs from near the intersection of Orange Street to the north to Remsen Street to the south.
A public scoping meeting will be held for the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway Rehabilitation/Replacement project. The purpose of the scoping meeting is to provide the public with the opportunity to comment on the Draft Scope of Work proposed to be used to develop an EIS for the proposed Brooklyn-Queens Expressway Rehabilitation/Replacement project.
Hard copies of the documents are available at:
Please review the Draft Scope of Work and provide comments by Monday, March 12, 2018.
Comments can be:
For more information, contact the BQE Project Team at 332.999.4520 or info@BQE-i278.com