The DOT is finally painting the long-promised Select Bus Service Lanes on Nostrand Avenue in Bed-Stuy, Crown Heights, and Flatbush. The project is part of the Department of Design and Construction’s larger reconstruction of Nostrand between Flushing Avenue and Eastern Parkway and from Empire Boulevard to Farragut Road. Above, a stretch of Nostrand between St. Johns and Sterling. The Select Bus route, currently served by the B44, will run from the Williamsburg Bridge to Sheepshead Bay and carry an average of 41,000 weekday riders, according to the DOT.
Select Bus Service features off-bus fare collection, limited stops and special lanes to speed up the buses. After all the construction is finished, Nostrand will have the Select Bus lanes and stations, major roadway reconstruction; new pedestrian ramps, curbs, and sidewalks; the installation of a water main; as well as new traffic lights, trees, tree pits and lighting.
The Nostrand Avenue Reconstruction Takes Off [Brownstoner]