Continuing with the updates, MTA NYC Transit announced that starting in August, the southbound Q59 will be rerouted in Brooklyn due to the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) converting Kent Avenue in from a two-way to a one-way northbound street. Here are the complete details courtesy of MTA NYC Transit:
As New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) intends to convert Kent Avenue in Brooklyn from a two-way to a one-way northbound street, MTA NYC Transit will reroute the southbound Q59 bus from Kent Avenue to Wythe Avenue. The date for implementation of this change is August 2009. The northbound route will remain unchanged.
The Q59 currently operates along Kent Avenue in both directions between Grand Street and Broadway in Williamsburg. NYCDOT is planning to convert Kent Avenue to a one-way northbound operation as part of the restructuring of the Kent Avenue bicycle lanes.
In order to accommodate this change, NYC Transit will move the southbound route one block east of Kent Avenue to Wythe Avenue – a street which is partly residential and partly industrial. The choice of Wythe Avenue will keep the Q59 bus route as close to development on the Brooklyn waterfront as possible.
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