L Station Repair Spending Projected to Double as MTA Takes Different Track

L train riders were spared shutdown for more than a year at the last minute in January, but other construction work pushed back by the change of plans is looming — and costs are booming.

“We saw the benefit of the full closure so more work could get done, but we’re also open to see what a new approach might bring,” said Kate Slevin of the Regional Plan Association, which had pushed for more L line upgrades during the shutdown abandoned by the MTA. “Pressure is definitely on and people will be closely watching, given the change.”

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