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New York City Transit gears up for bridge rehab projects

MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) is preparing to rebuild two aging sections of the M rail line in Brooklyn and Queens.

NYCT's viaduct in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn is more than a century old.
Photo: MTA New York City Transit

The project calls for replacing a metal bridge between the Fresh Pond Road and Middle Village-Metropolitan Avenue stations in Queens. A second section of construction will take place at a century-old concrete viaduct that carries the M line between the Myrtle Avenue and Central Avenue stations in Brooklyn.

The reconstruction is aimed at ensuring that the deteriorating overpasses remain safe for travel, NYCT officials said in a press release.

Slated to occur in summer 2017, the bridge replacement in Queens will require shutting down service for two months. After that project is complete, NYCT's crews will commence work on the Brooklyn section. This phase of the project will require partially shutting down M line service for eight months.

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