Plan your trips to and from Harlem accordingly, the MTA is quietly planning work on the 2, 3 and F tunnels that may rival the impending L train shutdown. An MTA rep told Brooklyn Paper that the agency is banking on making repairs to the Hurricane Sandy-damaged tunnels some time in the future.
As with the L, which was also walloped by Sandy, the Clark Street tunnel connecting the 2 and 3 trains to Manhattan, and the Rutgers Street tunnel connecting the F train to the island, flooded severely during the storm. The flooding caused damage to the tracks, signals, ducts, and power and communication cables that now need to be fixed.
Repairs on the 2 and 3 train tunnel will come before the F train tunnel repairs and will only happen on weekends, BP says. A contractor for that work will be named sometime this month.
On the plus side, the tunnels connecting the 2, 3, F, and L to Manhattan are the last of the MTA tunnels that need mending after Sandy, so fingers crossed that Mother Nature doesn’t send another mean one to NYC this hurricane season.
Via NY Curbed
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