The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has announced that starting October 23, 2017, New York City Transit (NYCT) will begin repairs and enhancements to the 30th Av and 36th Av N W subway stations. The work is part of NYCT’s Enhanced Station Initiative (ESI) that improves the reliability, capacity and customer experience in the subway system. The two stations will be temporarily closed during the project.
The renovations include structural repairs, rehabilitated entrances, improvements and repairs to mezzanines and platforms, waterproofing, paint and refurbishments of existing railings and stairs. The enhancements will also include improved signage, platform windscreens, a new staircase, new security cameras and railings, new glass barriers and LED lighting, and new artwork and granite flooring in the station mezzanine.
“The Enhanced Station Initiative embraces new techniques and innovations that simplify the work and shorten construction time while bringing real improvements to the transit experience,” said Ronnie Hakim, MTA managing director. “We’ve received great feedback from the customers who use the redesigned ESI station in Brooklyn at 53 St, and we look forward to opening more of these modernized subway stations and bringing more amenities to more stations across our system.”
The MTA is using design-build contracts for work at all ESI stations, with a single team responsible for both the design and construction. The MTA Board awarded the $150 million contract to Skanska with AECOM in April 2017 for work at four Astoria Line stations. The 30th Av and 36th Av stations are scheduled to be completed in Spring 2018.