F Train Subway Tunnel to Undergo $100M Sandy-Related Repairs Next Year

Posted on: February 27th, 2020 at 5:14 am by

F train riders, get ready for a shutdown.

The Rutgers Tube, which connects Brooklyn and Manhattan beneath the East River, took on 1.5 million gallons of saltwater during the Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, and is next in line for repair. According to a report in The City, undergo at least $100 million worth of nights-and-weekends repairs beginning next year. So, you know, get ready for mayhem.

F train riders at the stops bookending the mile-long tunnel will experience detours when the East Broadway and York Street stations close for night-and-weekend work.

It is also the ninth and last of the Sandy-damaged subway tunnels to be renovated.

The tube’s train tracks, pump room, ventilation plant, signal cables and communications and power systems will be rebuilt as part of the federally funded project, according to the request for proposals. It could cost upwards of $100 million.
Bids for the project are due by April 9.

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