Greenpoint, October, 2015

Friday, September 7, 2012

BQE South

No doubt!
Lane repairs on the viaduct over the Gowanus has been going on continuously since I started commuting on the BQE four-plus years ago. Once one lane is resurfaced, the Jersey barriers and barrels are set up around another one. This has been particularly true on the BQE West. The traffic jam stretches all the way to Atlantic Avenue.

So why not get off at Atlantic Avenue, I thought, and do the local route through Red Hook and Sunset Park? I tried it. 20 minutes from Atlantic Avenue to 60th Street, rejoining the BQE just before Antenna King. Lots of construction vehicles, water streaming off the BQE above (from the curing process), and some pretty dramatic lane shifts. But it moves! I may never use that stretch of the BQE (and Gowanus Expressway) again, construction or no construction.

1 comment:

  1. Hi!
    I am very intrigued by your relationship with the BQE, as I am starting to do some research on the expressway myself for a film.
    I would be interested in hearing what you have to say about the expressway, new york city, and the highways that interconnect it all.
    Please email me if you are willing!

    Otherwise, very cool blog. I am excited to know someone else is as attuned to the BQE as me.