New Elevator on East Houston for Subway Super-Station

Posted on: November 23rd, 2011 at 6:43 am by

Man, what a relief! Another section of the downtown subway super-station project (nay, headache) along East Houston is finally wrapping up. The year-long crater that occupied the rear parking lot of Win Restaurant Supplies was officially sealed last week. Heavy-duty trucks finally drove away after the pave-job, opening the space anew to foot-traffic. But there’s an addition.

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A new elevator access point now protrudes from the center of the pavement. Though, it’s not yet operational, as the lift itself has yet to be installed in the shaftway. Meanwhile, some remnant traffic barricades and chain-link fencing still spell trouble for motorists and pedestrians alike.

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Approaching three years in the making, this $96 million mega capital works project, which will seamlessly connect the 6 and BDFM lines in one station complex, is slated to debut sometime in “early 2012.” Given the track record with such construction adventures, we’re not holding our breath.

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