From the Times Ledger:
Queens DOT Commissioner Maura McCarthy briefed members of the Flushing Business Improvement District last Thursday on the long−awaited plan that will transform Main and Union streets into one−way thoroughfares as soon as this fall.
Under the plan, Main Street will be converted to one−way northbound and Union Street will be one−way southbound from Northern Boulevard to Sanford Avenue. The sidewalks along both streets would be extended to an average of 20 feet to accommodate additional pedestrian traffic.
McCarthy stressed the need for the project, pointing to a DOT−commissioned study that found that the corner of Roosevelt and Main streets has more than 97,000 pedestrians pass through in a 12−hour period — leaving the Flushing crossroads behind only Times Square and 34th Street in Manhattan in terms of busiest intersections in the city.