Mayor Teases More Info On BQE Repairs After Year-Long Pause

By Kevin Duggan | January 26, 2021

Mayor Bill de Blasio revealed that city will resume planning for a long-term fix to the crumbling Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in the coming weeks, after a year of radio silence from officials regarding the beleaguered roadway.

“That’s going to really re-engage now as we start to move out of the pandemic, but we do need that long-term plan, and that’s what we’ll be saying more on this in the coming weeks,” de Blasio said at his daily press briefing on Jan. 26. “It’s important to start that work and prepare for the next administration to carry it through and really protect people for years to come.”