Posted by on January 3, 2019 5:37 pm
Categories: µ Newsjones

Fifteen-month shutdown of subway tunnel between Manhattan and Brooklyn canceled after Andrew Cuomo announced new plan

Nearly a quarter million New Yorkers who for years dreaded “L-mageddon”, a planned 15-month shutdown of a key subway tunnel between Manhattan and Brooklyn, got a last-minute reprieve Thursday with a new plan that will allow repairs to go on at nights and weekends and the trains to keep running.

New York governor Andrew Cuomo made the surprise announcement just weeks after convening a panel of top engineering experts to take another look at the L train tunnel beneath the East River to see if there was a way to fix flood damage from 2012’s Superstorm Sandy without doing as much demolition and disrupting so many lives. Turns out, there was.

Continue reading…