If you were hoping to ride home New Year's Eve to the Smith-9th St. subway station, it may be time to make other travel arrangements.
According to the MTA's Semi-Annual Update on NYCT Stations by the Capital Program Oversight Committee, rehabilitation obstacles at the Carroll Gardens/Gowanus border station have pushed its projected completion date from Dec. 31, 2012 to April 2013.
The document cites contractor issues, "insufficient manpower, quality control, and other design issues" as the reasons for the continued delay at Smith-9th St., which is serviced by the F and G lines.
Last month, however, officials hinted that while they were on target to reach their deadline, the project might be pushed back due to Superstorm Sandy.
Calls to confirm the accuracy of the document did not receive a response from MTA representatives on Tuesday.
The Smith-Ninth Street station renovations—done in coordination with the Fourth Avenue Interlocking Signal Modernization—will include a new and expanded street level control house, new architectural metal panel escalator enclosure and rehabilitated stairs and platforms. The station will also have new lighting, public address and CCTV systems.
Those upgrades, as well as a 14-foot tall mosaic as part of the Arts in Transit program, are anticipated to end up costing $41.3 million, according to the assessment.
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