Expressway Construction Faces Challenges

According to Tollroads News, "Without any tolling option, New York State DOT has been forced to drop a long planned rebuild of an old segment of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE) and a portion of the Gowanus Expressway, both I-278 in Brooklyn."
December 1, 2011, 10am PST | David Zeetser
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"Tolls would be needed to make the project financially feasible, but restrictions on tolling interstate highways precluded this."

NYSDOT described the rebuild of the literally crumbing elevated highways as a "critical need" and a "public safety" issue in the early stages of the project.

"The alternatives being explored in the environmental study far exceed the financial resources available to us now and for the foreseeable future."


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Published on Thursday, December 1, 2011 in Tollroads News
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