Presentation by MTA-NYC Transit on the 14th St. Station ADA project (F line/L line).
Plans were presented for construction that will bring ADA accessibility to both the 14th St./6th Ave. (servicing the L, F and M lines) and 14th St./7th Ave. (servicing the 1, 2 and 3 lines) subway stations, including adding nine elevators, new and/or refurbished accessible stairways, and platform and mezzanine improvements (refurbishments and/or new ones). There will be three elevators at the northeast corner of 6th Ave., one from the street to the upper and lower mezzanine levels, one from the lower mezzanine to the L platform level, and one from the upper mezzanine to the F uptown platform. Three more elevators will be at 6th Ave.’s northwest corner, two of them giving access from the L platform to the 1, 2, 3 passageway and to transfer to the F/M downtown. There will be work for the 7th Ave. station on 12th, 13th and 14th Sts. corners along 7th Ave. Three new elevators will include one giving access from the street to the mezzanine level, one giving access from the mezzanine to the northbound platforms, and one giving access from the mezzanine level to the southbound platform. The passageway between 6th and 7th Aves. will be made ADA compliant. There will be structural steel and concrete repairs throughout the L tunnel and to the wall and ceiling on the L line from 1st to 8th Ave.
Construction will require opening the ground to put in elevators. Ground level work will take place from 7 am to 3 pm. Underground work will go on 24 hours, within barricades when trains are in service. There will be pedestrian walkways established around the work areas, and the 6th Ave. bike lane will be maintained. Mitigation measures during construction will include directional signage, posting of notifications of service disruptions and closures, maintenance of walking surfaces free of trip hazards, maintenance of visibility around barricaded work areas, flagging of moving equipment, dust monitoring, housekeeping for cleanliness, noise and vibration monitoring and control, maintenance of adequate illumination, and physical barriers around work zones. Once the project is completed a new wayfinding system will be installed directing people to where the new elevators and stairs are located. The project is expected to be completed in 2024. For further information, contact: [email protected]. There’s also a 24/7 hotline phone number: 800-374-9042.