Culver Viaduct Weekend Work

When I updated the service diversions this past Thursday, I had listed 2 major diversions involving the F Train & G Train. The diversions called for no F Train trains between Jay St-MetroTech and 18 Av & no G Train trains between Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts and Church Av.

The reason for these diversions is due to work on the Culver Viaduct. Here is more information courtesy of a press release sent out by MTA NYC Transit today:

MTA New York City Transit announces that weekend work on the Culver Viaduct Rehabilitation Project will necessitate changes to F and G service on the weekend of May 20-23. Beginning at 11:30 p.m. Friday, May 20 and continuing until 5 a.m. Monday, May 23, there will be no F trains between Jay Street-MetroTech and 18th Avenue and no G trains between Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts. and Church Avenue.

The F train will operate in two sections:

• Between 179th Street and Jay Street-MetroTech, then rerouted on the C line to Euclid Avenue and

• Between 18th Avenue and Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue.

The G will also operate in two sections:

• Between Court Square and Bedford-Nostrand Avs. and

• Between Bedford-Nostrand Avs. and Hoyt Schermerhorn Sts. (every 20 minutes)

There will be three free shuttle bus routes available as alternatives:

• For service to stations between Jay Street-MetroTech and 4th Avenue-9th Street, customers may take the LOCAL shuttle bus making stops at Jay Street-MetroTech, Bergen Street, Carroll Street, Smith-9th Sts., and 4th Avenue-9th Street.

• For customers traveling between Jay Street-MetroTech and Church Avenue or stations further south, customers may take the LIMITED shuttle bus making stops at Jay Street-MetroTech, Church Avenue, Ditmas Avenue and 18th Avenue.

• For service to stations between 4th Avenue-9th Street and Church Avenue, customers may take the LOCAL shuttle bus making stops at 4th Avenue-9th Street, 7th Avenue, 15th Street-Prospect Park, Ft. Hamilton Parkway and Church Avenue.

Customers are urged to use the R or D trains where possible. Transfer is available between shuttle buses and the A, F, or R trains at Jay Street-MetroTech and between shuttle buses and
the D or R trains at 4th Avenue-9th Street. D trains run local between DeKalb Avenue and 36th Street during this time.

MTA NYC Transit apologizes for the inconvenience as we make much needed repairs and improvements to Brooklyn’s Culver Line including the rebuilding of the Viaduct structure and the renewal of its tracks, signals and switches. We are also working to restore platforms, canopies and the historic arch at the 4th Avenue-9th Street station.

This $275.5 million engineering and construction project is necessary to rehabilitate the steel and concrete viaduct which first opened in 1933 as part of the IND system. The project area stretches from the tunnel portal south of the Carroll Street station to the portal south of Fourth Avenue.

Customers will be pleased to know that Manhattan-bound F and Queens-bound G train service at the 15th Street-Prospect Park and Fort Hamilton Parkway stations is expected to be restored on Monday, May 23. Manhattan-bound F trains will continue to bypass the Smith-9th Sts. station.

Beginning June 20 and continuing through March 2012, the Smith-9th Street station will close completely for rehabilitation. F and G trains will bypass Smith-9th Sts. station in both directions for the duration.

xoxo Transit Blogger

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