The L train's new Avenue A north entrance — for Eighth Avenue-bound commuters — will debut on Monday (Feb. 10). The Brooklyn-bound side arrived this past Nov. 4.
MTA officials note that the entrance is opening with "temporary finishes" ...
With this debut, the MTA will close the north-side entrance on First Avenue on Feb. 17 for renovations.
Here's the full schedule of what to expect from The L Project e-newsletter:
• Starting on Friday night (around 10), Feb. 15, you'll use the Avenue A north entrance to access trains in both directions on weekends and weeknights.
• On Monday, Feb. 17, the First Avenue north entrance will close for reconstruction. Like the other side, this will take about three months, so we're estimating a May 2020 completion. While this work is happening, both entrances to the First Avenue Station will be located at Avenue A.
• Once we complete the First Avenue entrances, the ones at Avenue A will close again for a bit so we can do the final finishes.
When all the construction is wrapped up, the revamped 14th Street First Avenue station will have four entrances — including the two on either side of 14th Street at Avenue A as well as two new platform-to-street ADA elevators that will be ready for use this summer. (Find more details on this MTA advisory.)