MTA Press Releases

Press Release
March 5, 2007
IMMEDIATE
Kingsbridge Road and 183rd Street Stations 4 Will Close for Four and One-Half Months While Under Rehabilitation

MTA NYC Transit announced today that the ongoing $55 million construction project to reconstruct and rehabilitate five stations along the Jerome Avenue 4 line has come to the Kingsbridge Road and 183rd Street stations. In order to perform this vital work, the station will be closed beginning today, Monday, March 5, re-opening this summer in mid-July.

Our goal is to bring five stations -- Burnside Avenue, 183rd Street, Kingsbridge Road, Bedford Park Boulevard and Mosholu Parkway -- to a state of good repair. This will include replacement of the mezzanines, canopy roofs, platform windscreens and platform edge safety warning strips. In addition, there will be electrical upgrades, installation of fluorescent lighting and other amenities. We are close to completing the work at both the Burnside Avenue and Bedford Park Boulevard stations. This summer we will begin construction work on the southbound side of Mosholu Parkway.

The second phase of the work at each station requires that we close the station for approximately 19 weeks to ensure the safety of our customers. At this time we will begin demolishing and reconstructing mezzanine floors and walls, upgrading station booths, and installing new staircases.

To provide service for customers who usually use these stations, free shuttle buses are operating along both Jerome Avenue and the Grand Concourse to allow riders access to adjacent stations. Customers starting out at Kingsbridge Road or 183rd Street stations may also board the Bx32 bus along Jerome Avenue for free to travel to either the Fordham Road or the Burnside Avenue stations.

For more information on this or any other subway construction project, customers should consult posted Service Change Notices, log on to www.mta.info or call Travel Information at 718-330-1234.