Several members of the NYCTRC got out in the field last week and toured some stations needing repair. First stop was Smith-9th Streets station (1933) via the F line. Here, the Culver Viaduct above the station is getting needed stabilizing over the next four years. The Viaduct is 90′ high and spans the Gowanus Canal.
The work on the Viaduct includes wrapping the columns as shown at left. This work is part of a group of projects that also modernizes an interlocking, rehabilitates the Smith-9th Streets Station and rehabilitates an employee facility.
Council members were shown a badly deteriorated column by a local resident that had not been addressed (at left). The NYCTRC alerted Transit’s Capital Program management to this troubling condition and will be following up about actions taken.
The next stops were the New Utrecht Avenue and 20th Avenue stations on the Sea Beach Line (N). In the 2008-2013 Capital Plan nine Sea Beach stations were slated for rehabilitation. However, due to budget constraints and difficult access issues these station projects have been deferred. They are now in the 2010-2014 capital plan.