Readers of our “Subway Service Alerts” know that repair work to tunnels damaged by Hurricane Sandy has been a lengthy process, and that repairs to the tunnels that connect the 4/5, or “Lex” line, to Brooklyn and Manhattan have been very active of late. We’ve been advised by the Brooklyn Heights Association that work on the portion of the 4/5 tunnel that lies below Joralemon Street will necessitate parking restrictions on parts of Joralemon Street and Willow Place after Thanksgiving and into December on weekdays, with more to come in January and perhaps in March to April:
NYCTA officials have alerted the BHA to their plans to undertake 3 weeks of repair on the Joralemon Street Tunnel from Monday, November 28th to Friday, December 16, 2016 during Mondays through Fridays. During this period, the NYCTA will be pulling new electrical cable between their substation on Willow Place and their ventilation building on Joralemon Street.
The work will eliminate parking during the 3 weeks, M-F between 7 AM and 7 PM, on both sides of the two streets on Joralemon between 45 Joralemon and Hicks Street and on Willow Place between Nos. 16 & 18 through 44 Willow Place. Cars parked during these periods will be towed. Parking will be permitted overnight between 7 PM and 7 AM. No Parking notices will be posted starting Monday November 21st.
The two streets will remain open to traffic, aided by a flagman, during the work periods. No openings will be made in the roadway surface and access will be maintained to all driveways.
The repair work is expected to continue for one week in January and perhaps one or two weeks in March/April 2017.