A $39 million project to revamp five Queens stations along the A line will shut down service at two Ozone Park stops for three months, the MTA said.
The project will renovate the 80 St-Hudson Street, 88 St-Boyd Avenue, Rockaway Boulevard, 104 St-Oxford Avenue and 111 St-Greenwood Avenue stations.
Improvements at all five stations will include new lighting and artwork, better platforms, enhanced safety features, and upgraded communications, according to the MTA. There will also be the repair or replacement of the mezzanine leading the platform stairs, mezzanine floors, doors and windows, and interior and exterior walls. Additionally, each station will be painted, and canopies, windscreen panels and railings will be replaced.
During the work, the Queens-bound platforms at the 88th St-Boyd Avenue and 104 St-Oxford Avenue stations will be closed from May 12 to August 18. There will still be normal A service toward Manhattan.
Queens-bound customers traveling to 88th St-Boyd Avenue must ride to the Rockaway Blvd Station and transfer to a Manhattan-bound A train. Customers wishing to ride towards Ozone Park Lefferts Boulevard or the Rockaways from 88 St-Boyd Avenue must ride a Manhattan-bound A train to 80 St-Hudson Street and transfer to a Queens-bound A train. Normal service will be provided travelling towards Manhattan.
Queens-bound riders traveling to 104 St-Oxford Avenue must ride to the 111 St-Greenwood Avenue Station and transfer to a Manhattan-bound A train. Riders wishing to travel towards Ozone Park-Lefferts Boulevard from 104 St-Oxford Avenue must ride a Manhattan-bound A train to Rockaway Boulevard and transfer to an Ozone Park-Lefferts Boulevard-bound A train.
Work will move over to the Manhattan-bound platforms at these 88th St-Boyd Avenue and 104 St-Oxford Avenue stations after this first phase of the project is completed is tentatively scheduled to begin in September.
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