Nothing gives New Yorkers a sense of jubilant unity like knowing the MTA is ahead of schedule.
At least that’s the case for track replacement work at the end of the E train line in Jamaica, Queens, the agency said Friday morning.
Standing at the decommissioned construction site of Sutphin Blvd.-Archer Ave E station, MTA development director Janno Lieber detailed the timeliness of the project, calling it a “man bites a dog” scenario. in part by a decrease in attendance linked to the pandemic.
“Because we are able to replace the track now when the number of riders is low, it means that we have fewer safety issues in the future and unforeseen future disruptions for our customers,” he said. declared.
While the estimated date of completion of the replacement remains that initially planned for this month of December, Lieber indicates that the failure of the two tracks will end on Monday, November 2 and will resume “a fairly regular service” on a single track.
He also noted that now more work is being done in conjunction with this December schedule, as the MTA has more construction workers at work now, as opposed to before COVID-19.
“That’s what we want to do with these downtime, now is the time to do more work when the ridership is low,” Lieber said.