Jan. 12, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez
A series of open houses on the L train, which will not operate between Brooklyn and Manhattan for tunnel repairs beginning in April 2019, are taking place in Williamsburg toward the end of January and early February.
The first open house will be on Jan. 24 at Progress High School, located at 850 Grand St. in East Williamsburg. The open house will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The following one will be on Feb. 8 at the Williamsburg Community Center, located at 195 Graham Ave. The meeting will also be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The meetings, organized by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the New York City Department of Transportation, will discuss the 15-months worth of repairs on the Canarsie Tunnel, which sustained damage after it was flooded during Superstorm Sandy.
The public can learn about the mitigation plan proposed by the MTA and DOT during the tunnel’s closure, and get a preview of measures put forth to help move around 225,000 displaced riders who typically travel through the tunnel.
The DOT will communicate their proposed street improvements to the public, including HOV restrictions on the Williamsburg Bridge, select bus service routes, and protected bike lanes and bus lanes through Brooklyn and Manhattan along the L train route.
The Williamsburg meetings are two of four total meetings announced so far by the two agencies, with two meetings scheduled to take place in Manhattan also in January and February.