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The MTA is moving into the next phase of construction on the elevator installation project at the Greenpoint Avenue G station, but there’s good news for roughly 9,400 regular weekday customers: the MTA is expecting “significantly reduced impact” to service. Work will also focus on updating station infrastructure including stairs, handrails, turnstiles, powered gates, and braille signage—bringing the station to full ADA compliance.
Construction at the Brooklyn station started in September 2018 and is expected to take another 28 months, after which the station will have three elevators and additional accessibility features, including station agent booths that have been modified to wheelchair user-friendly heights and new sidewalk pedestrian ramps. One of the elevators will link the southern end of the station mezzanine to the sidewalk on the east side of Manhattan Avenue between Greenpoint Avenue and Kent Street. Two other elevators will provide access to the northbound and southbound platforms, respectively, from the station mezzanine.
The station will remain open during the elevator installation project, though the MTA warns: “short-term outages may be scheduled as needed to accommodate any work requiring platform or track access.” They also note that areas of the station will remain active work sites and close attention should be paid to barricades and signage that are in place to ensure everyone’s safety.
Straphangers will still have to deal with some service changes. NYC Transit is performing station and track maintenance along the G line this spring while the elevator installation project is ongoing at Greenpoint Avenue. Beginning on March 18 and through the end of April, free shuttle buses will replace G service between Bedford-Nostrand Avenues and Court Square on late weeknights and weekends.
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