Final round of comment begins on L train tunnel plans

Rides on the L train and trips along 14th Street in Manhattan will be changing at the end of April.

The New York City Department of Transportation and MTA are finalizing plans.

Two options remain for the design of 14th Street. Changes were implemented when the tunnel project called for full closure of the tunnel. Should those remain in place and be expanded? Or should dedicated bus lanes become part of the corridor?

Neighbors, transit riders, pedestrians and cyclists have been participating in public workshops since the project was announced more than two years ago. In January, Governor Cuomo and outside engineers reconfigured the project with some new technology.

The MTA says regular L-train service will run during the day on both tracks between Manhattan and Brooklyn. On overnights and weekends, only one track will have service. It's expected trains will arrive every twenty minutes.

The MTA is planning for additional service in Brooklyn along the L that will increase service. More trains will be added on the G, 7 and M lines.

Three more open houses are scheduled.

Click here to see the location information and details on service plans. The next event in Wednesday, March 13 at Williamsburg Northside School, 299 N7th St at Meeker Ave.

After the final open house at the 14th Street Y the first week of April, officials say additional presentations will outline the final plans.

Work to repair and upgrade the Canarsie Tunnel is scheduled to begin April 27, 2019.

The L train carries about 250,000 every day between Brooklyn and Manhattan.

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