Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz has written Andrew Cuomo the New York state governor lambasting the decision to abandon planning for a rebuild and modernization of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE) and the Gowanus Expressway (GE), both NY/I-278 and urging they be financed with a public private partnership and pension fund i
New York State DOT's abandonment of a project to rebuild the 70 year old Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE) and a connecting portion of the Gowanus Expressway for lack of money has produced calls to reconsider it with toll financing and public private partnerships (P3s).
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. The project covers 5.3 miles, 8.5km of 2x3 lane expressway that goes back to Robert Moses time in the 1940s. Also included was a portion of the Gowanus Expressway.