New York City Council has selected Arup engineering and design firm to provide expertise on the DOT’s Brooklyn-Queens Expressway Rehabilitation/Replacement Project.
Arup will provide technical expertise reviewing engineering reports of the triple cantilever structure, and assessing the feasibility of the numerous public proposals from DOT and other groups.
This effort comes in response to DOT’s proposal to temporarily replace the Brooklyn Heights Promenade with a six-lane highway while the rest of the cantilever structure is rebuilt. As the city looks to spend billions of dollars to improve and expand the BQE, the Council wants to make sure the project minimally impacts the adjacent communities during construction and in the future.
Arup’s independent review will help the Council make more informed decisions about the future of the BQE and help to shape
potential alternatives being analyzed in the EIS.
“I’m very excited Arup has agreed to work with the Council to ensure that we don’t just rebuild a highway but look at our transportation infrastructure in a holistic way,” said City Council Speaker Corey Johnson.