Almost 1 year ago, MTA NYC Transit started on a $117 million rehabilitation project for the 9 subway stations in the Rockaways. The project from what I have seen & heard has been going well. Hot off the presses within the last 10 minutes, the agency has provided an updated schedule of the rehabilitation projects:
Our ongoing rehabilitations of stations in the Rockaways continue. The Manhattan-bound A platforms at Beach 25th, Beach 44th and Beach 67th Streets are scheduled to close for rehabilitation at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 until the fall of 2011. Also, the Rockaway Park-bound A S platforms at Beach 90th and Beach 105th Streets will close until spring 2011.
The work includes installing new canopies over the stairs and platforms, repairing the platforms, columns, stairs and tracks, redesigning area around station booth for easier access to trains, replacing the mezzanine and platform floors, replacing the stations’ lighting and platform edges, and installing a new, high-quality public address system.