AM NY is reporting that the MTA is expected to sign the first contstruction contract for the new 2nd ave subway line on March 29th. And work is going to start immediately after that. Huzzah!
Yorkville residents, however, better brace themselves for major construction disruptions.
Two lanes of traffic on Second Avenue between 96th Street and 92rd Street will be closed to vehicles while workers relocate utility pipes and cables, according to Mysore Nagaraja, president of MTA Capital Construction.
Then six to eight months later at 93rd Street, workers will dig a massive hole to lower a tunnel boring machine 70 feet down. All the while, trucks will be delivering supplies such as steel, timber and cement while hauling away tons and tons of dirt and rock.
Aboveground work is authorized between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. while tunneling will continue 24-7 below ground.
We're expecting the T line to have a real positive impact for real estate prizes east of 2nd avenue.