This MTA project is set to open it’s new stations in 2027. That date is closer than it seems!
The MTA is moving forward with plans to kick off the second phase of the Second Ave Subway project. The projected nine year endeavor involves extending the Q line to East 125th Street, where it will then connect to the Metro-North Railroad.
The MTA released a Supplemental Environmental Assessment of the plan that explained the scope of the construction of the project. While the preliminary plans are still underway, studies are being conducted to see where new stations might need to be built, and how that would effect existing homes, businesses and private property.
Unfortunately during a presentation of the project, the MTA explained that the nine-year project will cause several disruptions including increased traffic, noise, dust emissions near the work sites, and relocated bus stops throughout East Harlem.
This second phase proposal of the Second Avenue Subway project hasn’t fully secured federal funding but it has been given the OK to begin project development. Let’s see if they get to work by their projected start date of 2019.
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