Before a infrastructure project big enough to "significantly affect the quality of the human environment" can be undertaken, both Federal and State law require the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement. The rehabilitation of the 1.5 miles of the BQE that runs between Atlantic Avenue and Sands Street is one such project; this stretch alone contains 21 bridges as well as the triple-cantilever structure below the promenade. There was a Public Information Session and Scoping Meeting to launch the EIS process back on June 22, but public comment on the Draft Scoping Document prepared by New York State DOT and Federal Highway Administration is still being solicited up until July 22nd. You can leave your comments here.
BQE Rehab Comments Due Later This Month
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