Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Will the new Avenue A L-train entrances open soon?
From the Grain of Salt Department over at 14th Street and Avenue A, where the MTA is putting in new L-train entrances with elevators.
An MTA worker told EVG regular Greg Masters that the south side of the Avenue A entrance to the L train (Brooklyn bound) may be open in a "few weeks," and then the north side (Eighth Avenue bound) a few weeks after that.
Backing that up, the entrances look to be in near game-time shape, as these photos from Greg show...
The work on the new entrances — to help relieve congestion at the First Avenue station a block away — started in July 2017.
Meanwhile, the L-train slowdown, which began on April 26, is now expected to be finished within a year — reportedly several months ahead of schedule.
Previously on EV Grieve:
To L and back: Reactions and questions over Gov. Cuomo's surprise subway announcement
Report: MTA commits to a shorter work day for the 14th Street L-train rehab
Nightmare scenario for residents who learn that 14th Street and Avenue A will be the main staging area for the L-train reconstruction