DOT sets overnight BQE ramp closures

The state Department of Transportation has scheduled a number of overnight closures for the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway ramp at exit 39 for a paving project.

The state Department of Transportation is advising motorists of closures of the Exit 39 ramp from the eastbound Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to Queens Boulevard/65th Place in Queens, beginning on or about Wednesday, Sept. 29, and running through approximately Monday, Oct. 11. Wednesday and Thursday closures are scheduled from 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m. each morning. The weekend closures are scheduled from 12:01 a.m. Friday mornings and continuing to 5 a.m. Monday mornings.

To access Queens Boulevard/65th Place during the closures, motorists should take Exit 40 (Broadway/Roosevelt Avenue) and follow the signed detour.

Inclement weather could cause the closures to be rescheduled.

The closures are needed to allow for work on e state DOT’s pavement preservation project, which is taking place in Queens, Brooklyn and Richmond Counties.

For real-time travel information, motorists should check the state’s official traffic and travel information source, 511NY, before traveling. Call 5-1-1, visit or download the free 511NY mobile app on iTunes or Google Play.  The free service allows users to check road conditions, view traffic cameras and link to air and transit information.

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