Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Creation of Downtown Brooklyn Underground Subway Connection Has Begun

The $130 million renovation of the Lawrence Street subway station and creation of an underground connector between the Jay Street and Lawrence Street stations has begun. The job is expected to take four years.

NYC Transit has closed traffic along Lawrence Street north of Willoughby Street, and on the north side of Willoughby Street between Lawrence and Jay Streets, pictured.

See FultonStreet.org for updates.

Photo by MK Metz

3 comments:

Brklynstories said...

Do you know which subway lines will connect here? Just curious.

Anonymous said...

i assume that it would connect the r and m lines to the a, c, and f. as far as i know, those are the only ones that stop at those stations.

it's a pretty big step, though. i'm on the r line and i always cringe when i find out that i have to go anywhere south of midtown on the f, a, or c.

Lou said...

Originally, they were planning on linking the 2/3/4/5 with the A/C/F and R. But apparently it turned out to be physically impossible to link to the 2/3/4/5, so we'll have to settle for the A/C/F and R. Still, a great improvement. With the new condo going up on Lawrence street, this area won't look the same in 5 years time.