Temporary Bus Lanes Painted Along Delancey Street Ahead of L-Train Shutdown

Posted on: November 28th, 2018 at 5:00 am by

The city is busy unveiling new bus lanes along Delancey Street this week. First stop, the intersection of Orchard Street.

Yesterday afternoon, a Department of Transportation crew dressed in moon suits began painting the familiar maroon striping onto the pavement between Ludlow and Orchard Streets.

The temporary bus lanes will accommodate “inter-borough Select Bus Service” during the fifteen-month L-Train Shutdown. The route is meant to ferry displaced straphangers over the bridge and through Little Italy.

Expect the following changes along the highly-trafficked corridor:

  • An offset westbound bus lane on Delancey Street from the Williamsburg Bridge to the Bowery
  • An eastbound bus lane on Delancey Street from Allen Street to the Williamsburg Bridge
  • Fare payment machines for temporary interborough Select Bus Service that operates during the L-train Shutdown

The massive undertaking to rehabilitate the Canarsie Tunnel begins April 27, 2019. Given timetable to completion is fifteen months, but city dwellers wouldn’t be so naive to buy that. These massive public works undertakings always have major cost and time overruns. Just look at the damn East Houston reconstruction project!

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