Bleecker Subway Super-Station Delayed Until June

Posted on: February 7th, 2012 at 10:19 am by

Like any other capital works project in this city, the ambitious IND-IRT super-station at Bleecker Street is delayed. The original completion date was set at November 2011, just when the subway elevator was installed.  Then it was pushed back to March. And here we are three months later. There’s still plenty of construction work, and all the fun that goes with it – roped-off areas, dust, hammering, etc.

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But now esteemed transit blog Second Avenue Sagas has an update on the Houston Headache situation. Based on documents acquired at a recent MTA board meeting, the Bleecker/Broadway-Lafayette hub should wrap by the end of this June.  What’s another three months in the scheme of this project?

What began as a meager $60 million package in 2007 quickly ballooned to $94 million in 2009, and currently carries an estimated price tag exceeding $109 million!

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[Photo Credit: Lee Harris Pomeroy Architects]

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