March 27, 2019 By Laura Hanrahan
The MTA will suspend overnight L train service between Brooklyn and Manhattan for two weeks next month as part of the ongoing L train project.
Each weeknight from April 15 to 26, train service between Lorimer Street and 8th Avenue will be suspended from 10:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.
The disruption in service will allow construction workers to install new signal equipment along the line in preparation for the large-scale renovation work on the Canarsie Tunnel that will begin in the ensuing weeks. During the service suspension, workers will also bring in materials for the reconstruction, pull out damaged fiber optic cables, and instal tunnel lights.
Alternative transportation will be provided in Brooklyn in the form of a free shuttle bus that will loop between the Lorimer Street L/G, Bedford Avenue L, Marcy Avenue J/M and Hewes Street J stations.
The full Canarsie Tunnel reconstruction project is slated to being at the end of April or beginning of may, and is expected to last no more than 20 months.