Thursday, February 4, 2010

State Studying T-Bone Entrance

According to an announcement circulated by Roy Sloane of the Cobble Hill Neighborhood Association, our infamous west-bound T-Bone entrance to the BQE here near Atlantic is BEING STUDIED by the State; it is to be part of the long-term project to rehabilitate the cantilever construction under the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Well, that's better than not having it studied, but not as good as planning to actually do something ...

Here is Roy's communication:

Hi all,

To keep you all up to date on the progress on the triple cantilever roadway reconstruction project, I am forwarding to you all the note that I just received from MichaelPorto at Sam Schwartz Engineering outlining the current progress on the development of the Draft Scoping Document (DSD) and the Draft Alternatives Analysis Process Level 1 Screening Criteria (attached). Please review both documents and if you have any additions or comments please forward them before the deadlines indicated below to: Adam Levine , Michael Porto and please cc me as well.

The key points to note are:
1) The project area has now been officially extended South to Hamilton Avenue
2) The Atlantic Avenue exit and entrance located on Columbia Street will now be included in the reconstruction project
3) The primary study area has been extended to the South to include Red Hook and East to Fourth Avenue
4) The secondary study area has been extended East to include all of CB6
5) If there are any other individuals or organizations that you think should should be added to the Stakeholders Advisory Committee, please let Adam, Michael and me know

I will continue to keep you apprised of progress on this project. If you have any specific concerns or4 issues, please feel free to contact me at anytime. If there are any other individuals or organizations that you think should should be added to the distribution list for updates on this project, please let me know. I will be happy to add them.

All the best, Roy



On behalf of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), thank you to all that attended the 4th Stakeholders Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting held on January 27th at St. Francis College (room #3221). The next SAC meeting will be at the same location, at 6:30pm on March 24th, 2010.

As mentioned at the meeting, we will accept any additional comments on the Draft Scoping Document (DSD) until February 10th. The DSD is available on the project website:

Subsequent to February 10th, the Scoping Document will be revised and a “draft” Final Scoping Document will be sent out to the SAC membership for comment prior to the March 24th meeting.

We also welcome your comments on the Draft Alternatives Analysis Process Level 1 Screening Criteria (attached), which can be submitted up until February 24th, 2010. We have attached a list of all the comments we have received prior to the January 27th SAC meeting.

As suggested at the January 27th meeting we will provide the presenters names and affiliations on the agenda for future meetings. In addition, we have attached the meeting minutes for the 3rd SAC meeting, held on December 2nd, 2009, and a copy of project-related acronyms and a glossary. Another email will follow that will include the 4th SAC meeting minutes.

Please RSVP to Michael Porto ( if you are able to attend the next meeting so that we may add your name to the expected attendees list. Please contact Adam Levine ( of NYSDOT for general questions regarding this email and/or the project.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Michael Porto
Urban Planner

Sam Schwartz Engineering
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Note: Anyone interested in viewing the "attachments" mentioned by Roy may wish to consult the State's website that is devoted to the subject:

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