BROOKLYN (PIX11) -- After enduring weeks of overnight closures that nixed L train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan, straphangers along that line trying to cross the East River on the weekends will have to find another way.
The closure will expand starting April 18, the MTA said in signs posted at L train stations. Every Saturday and Sunday until May 18, L trains won't be running between the 8 Avenue and Lorimer Street stops.
Overnight closures also will remain in place -- from 11:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. -- until May 18, the agency said.
Riders looking to travel between boroughs can take the L train to Lorimer Street, transfer to a northbound G train to Court Square and transfer there to a Times Square-bound 7 train.
Transferring to a southbound G train at Lorimer Street then hopping on a westbound J or M train will get straphangers into lower Manhattan.
Shuttle buses will also be available.
Another nice option is UberPOOL's $5 flat rate along the L train route, from Williamsburg to Manhattan for all five weekends. The flat rates will run between 11:30 p.m. on Fridays until 5 a.m. on Mondays from April 17 until May 18.
See the map above where the flat rate is effective. Trips must start and end within the blue zones. Click here for more on the deal.