MTA NYC Transit said the next phase of a major $89-million construction project to reconstruct and rehabilitate five stations on the Pelham 6 line has begun. They are Whitlock Avenue, Elder Avenue, Morrison Avenue-Soundview, St. Lawrence Avenue and Parkchester.
The first two stations to
close for rehab are Whitlock Avenue and Morrison Avenue-Soundview. The stations
closed beginning February 8 and will remain closed until September 13. The
rehab work at all five stations will include the complete replacement of the
mezzanines, canopy roofs, track beds, platform edge safety tiles and public
address systems. The stations will also undergo an electrical upgrade and the
installation of fluorescent lighting.
In order to accomplish
this work within a safe environment, each station, with the exception of
Parkchester, will be closed for seven months. At Parkchester, the northbound
and southbound platforms will be closed separately for three months each.
Customers who usually use
the Whitlock Avenue and Morrison Avenue-Soundview stations may take the Bx4,
which operates along Westchester Avenue, to the Elder Avenue 6 station or the
Simpson Street 25 station.