Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Another chance to hear about the L-train shutdown

The MTA and the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) are hosting two more town halls this month to discuss the upcoming L-train shutdown.

Here's the deal via 6sqft:

NYC Transit President Andy Byford, NYCDOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and other agency representatives will explain alternate transit options, address questions and reveal how the agency plans to help get the 225,000 daily weekday customers – 50,000 in Manhattan alone – to their destinations during the service interruption that will cut all L train service between Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg and Eighth Avenue in Manhattan for 15 months beginning in April of 2019.

NYCDOT will discuss proposed changes like HOV restrictions on the Williamsburg Bridge, the addition of Select Bus Service to 14th Street, and additional protected bike lanes and bus lanes to offset the inconvenience of the missing subway.

The Manhattan meeting is tomorrow night from 6:30-8:30 (doors open at 5:30) at The Auditorium (at The New School) at 66 W. 12th St. between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue.


Anonymous said...

we really need to know- are they running two shifts a day, 24 hours a day 7 days a week on this project? Or do the workers work one shift 5 days a week, taking a hour to report to the site down the tunnel and then leaving an hour early to get back out of the tunnel?

Anonymous said...

Work is sporadic and seems to be very slow, and only partial during the day. Why is this to take THREE+ yrs??? Begun in 2017-2020--means it is actually 3+ yrs of this construction, destroying adjacent small businesses in its wake. Last nite there was a pipe with unchannled, open gushing water all over the topsoil of the site- and no workmen to supervise- so it went on all night. This is the kind of induced flooding of an already destabilized zone that could literally cause a massive sinkhole- if not mini quake on this fault line. WTF is going on here??

Anonymous said...

I think the three-year estimate takes two factors into consideration: 1) people opposing the project with harassing lawsuits; and 2) everything takes a long time to complete in New York, even under the best circumstances.