More renovations to Brooklyn’s subway lines
by Andrew Pavia
Mar 27, 2013 | 2524 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Smith-9th Street subway station is coming back. After almost two years of reconstruction, the Gowanus station will open next month.

The station, which serves the F and G lines, was supposed to reopen last December, but was pushed back due to a variety of issues with contractors and Hurricane Sandy.

Andrew Inglesby, MTA’s assistant director of Government and Community Relations, told members of Community Board 6 last week that the station would be back in use the week of April 22.

The station itself will still be undergoing some renovations, but those who rely on the limited mass transit options in the area will have their subway lines back, according to the MTA.

“It’s painted, it’s restricted and nothing is falling down,” Inglesby said.

The estimated price tag for the project will likely exceed $41 million, and is part of the Culver Viaduct rehabilitation project, which should be completed by the end of this year.

The 4th Avenue station is also under construction. Inglesby said the project will be finished in May.

“That includes opening up the overpass with windows,” he said. “It’s going to look great.”

The east and west sides of the station feature retail space, and stores should move in sometime in 2014.

The stairwells leading from the street to the underground platform at the 7th Avenue station in Park Slope are next on the horizon for the MTA. The project may start as early as June and will take an estimated six to eight months to complete.

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