Monday, July 09, 2012

NYCT plans rail bridge and trackwork

Work being performed on the A, C and E subway lines in April 2012. Work being performed on the A, C and E subway lines in April 2012. Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin.

New York City Transit will advance rehabilitation of a bridge and perform another round of FASTRACK improvements in the coming weeks.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Staten Island Railway worked on the Richmond Avenue Bridge adjacent to the Eltingville Station July 6-8 and will continue during the weekend of August 3-5. This work will consist of the removal and replacement of track and trains will use a single track through the area so that service will not be affected.

The rehabilitation of the SIR Richmond Avenue Bridge includes the repair and painting of steel members, abutment walls, waterproofing of the bridge deck including removal and replacement of tracks. SIR is undertaking the rehabilitation of the bridge as part of a $21 million project to rehabilitate eight bridges along the railway: Justin Avenue, Willowbrook Parkway, Tysens Lane, Armstrong Avenue, Arden Avenue, Amboy Road (at Huguenot Avenue), Amboy Road (at Bay Terrace) and Richmond Avenue bridges.

The weekend of July 6-8 work took place on the Tottenville-bound side of the bridge. The weekend of August 3-5 work will take place on the St. George-bound side.

Also, MTA's FASTRACK is returning to the Eighth Avenue Line beginning Monday, July 9, and running for four consecutive weeknights. The A, C and E Lines will be affected from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m., suspending Eighth Avenue service between 59th Street-Columbus Circle in Manhattan and Jay Street-MetroTech in Brooklyn in both directions.

Benefiting from an uninterrupted work window, transit employees will be safer and more productive by avoiding the repeated necessity of "clearing up" for trains moving through the area.

The next FASTRACK overnight closure will be on the 6th Avenue – B, D, F and M lines on July 23-27.

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