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L Project

After Superstorm Sandy severely damaged the L tunnel in 2012, we started the L Project to improve the line's resilience, capacity, and accessibility. The project was completed in 2020.
Updated Oct 5, 2023
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  • Location
    Brooklyn, Manhattan
  • Type
    Accessibility, Reconstruction
  • Status

Area Map

40.699674966495, -73.911741817725


  • July 2017: Broke ground for construction
  • April 2020: Tunnel rehabilitation phase completed ahead of schedule

About the project

After Superstorm Sandy severely damaged the L tunnel, the MTA began making plans to repair the damage, rehabilitate the tunnel, and make additional improvements to nearby lines.

Construction began in 2017 and was completed in 2020. 

Read more about the project here.

Part of the L Project involved making improvements at other subway stations to improve capacity. This work included adding accessibility improvements, reconstructing entrances, reopening old entrances, building more stairways and adding more turnstiles. 

Read more about the work done here.

Project benefits

  • 14,000 feet of rebuilt   line track 
  • Improved tunnel systems and lighting
  • 17 rehabilitated and upgraded stations along the corridor, including   sta
  • Wider staircases, more turnstiles, more elevators and more escalators at upgraded stations
  • 3 new electrical substations, which leads to more trains being used along the  line

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