MTA Announces F and G Culver Viaduct Rehabilitation Project

NEW YORK — MTA New York City Transit is making repairs and improvements to Brooklyn’s Culver Line including the rebuilding of the Viaduct structure and the renewal of its tracks, signals and switches.

MTA also said it will rehabilitate the Smith-9th station and restore platforms, canopies and the historic arch at the 4th Avenue-9th Street station.

This $275.5 million project is necessary to rehabilitate the steel and concrete viaduct first opened in 1933 as part of the IND system, MTA said. The project area stretches from the tunnel portal south of the Carroll Street station to the portal south of Fourth Avenue.

In preparation for this work, the G line has been extended to Church Avenue since July 2009. This current phase of the project will begin this month and continue until the Fall of 2012.

During this long-term project, trains will skip some stations. In order to prepare for this phase of the project, F and G service  from Jan. 7 until Jan. 10 between Jay Street-MetroTech and Church Avenue will be replaced by free shuttle buses in both directions.