The renovation of the subway stops at Cortelyou Road, Beverley Road and Parkside Avenue will begin in September 2013 as outlined by the MTA’s Andrew Inglesby at a Wednesday night meeting of the Community Board 14 Transportation Committee. Neighbor Gordon Rothman wrote in to us with the details of the meeting:
Repairs will be done on all three stations simultaneously. By the current schedule, crews will first close the southbound side for 4-5 months, then the northbound side for the same period. Some committee members suggested that to serve commercial interests on Cortelyou Road, it would be better to keep the southbound side running during the holiday shopping season. So that change could well be made. During the work, riders will be advised to go to the next express stop and double back.
The renovation will be extensive, including rebuilding stairs, repairing concrete, painting throughout, and improving the lighting. But the designs of the stations will be maintained.
What do you think of the plans?