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Community Outreach

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the work performed in your respective area please contact your Community Liaison for assistance.

63rd St & Lexington Ave Station Area

Lisa Blugh-Willis
lisa-blugh.willis@2avesubway.com

72nd Street Station Area

Lisa Blugh-Willis
lisa-blugh.willis@2avesubway.com

86th Street Station Area

Claudia Wilson
claudia.wilson@2avesubway.com

96th Street Station Area

Dennis Tierney
Dennis.Tierney@2AveSubway.com

MTA Capital Construction appreciates that work necessary to complete this vital infrastructure project is going to be disruptive to the daily life of those living and working along the project alignment. In order to maintain a consistent and reliable flow of information to the community, MTACC has liaisons in each of the station areas to act as intermediaries between the project and the community.

Some of the ways liaisons foster this communication is through:

  • Public workshops:

    Workshops allow residents, employees and business owners to receive construction progress information and discuss quality of life and other issues directly with project representatives.

  • “Ask the Experts” sessions:

  • A gathering of experts from the project as well as numerous city agencies that gives the public an opportunity to ask questions or raise issues about the project with the proper expert source.

  • Good Neighbor Initiative:

    Dedicated staffers review each station area weekly and work directly with residents and city agencies to address sanitation, transportation and other quality of life issues. Daily emails are sent, notifying the public of changes to planned construction activities and upcoming underground blast activity.

  • Construction Advisory Committees (CAC):

    Project staff and community stakeholders meet quarterly to discuss concerns and solutions regarding construction-related issues.

  • There is a CAC for each station area (Lexington Av/63rd Street, 72nd Street, 86th Street, and 96th Street). CACs are comprised of co-op and condo board members, building managers, business owners, property owners who live in walk-ups not represented by boards, and community board members. MTA Capital Construction senior staff, community outreach personnel, contract managers, and representatives from elected official’s offices and other city agencies also attend CAC meetings.

  • The CAC meetings provide community stakeholders face-to-face access to construction managers, project executives, and MTA Capital Construction staff to discuss issues and work toward solutions. Issues identified at the public workshops are also addressed at the CAC meetings. CAC presentations, as well as newsletters and other information, are available on the SAS website: mta.info/capital/sas/documents.html.

  • Community Tours:

    Station Area tours provide an opportunity for community members to observe firsthand the magnitude and progress of the construction taking place underground. More than 1000 members of the community have already visited the project’s various sites. MTA Capital Construction President Michael Horodniceanu and SAS Program Executive William Goodrich lead these tours.

  • Community Newsletters:

    Newsletters for each station area are distributed monthly. The newsletters are available online, in hardcopy (available in building lobbies and at local businesses), and are emailed to the SAS distribution list. They provide valuable information about construction updates and milestones, work hours, as well as photos and renderings of future station areas. All newsletters are available on the SAS website:mta.info/capital/sas/documents.html

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Air quality monitoring information is available online for each station area, and updated each week: mta.info\sasair.

63rd St/Lexington Ave Station Area

Recent Site Improvements:

  • Construction work at 124 E. 63rd Street for the Ancillary 1 structure is now complete. The work zone in front of the garage has been removed.
  • During remaining demolition activities, intermittent drilling will be conducted by the contractor. A smaller drill, wrapped in sound proofing, will be utilized to help mitigate noise and vibration.
  • Addition of a new commercial loading zone on the southwest corner of 63rd Street and Lexington Avenue.
  • The ponding issue on the north-east corner of 63rd Street and 3rd Avenue was addressed in early January through coordination with SAS and the NYC Department of Transportation.

Community Outreach and Good Neighbor Initiative Updates:

  • Commencement of new workshop format “Ask The Experts”
  • Successful partnering and coordination with NYC Department of Transportation and NYC Department of Environmental Protection to correct ponding issues at northeast corner of 63rd Street and 3rd Avenue

72nd Street Station Area

Recent Site Improvements:

  • Removal of the muck house at 69th Street started November 4th and will be completed in mid December.
  • MTACC and construction management have worked with the contractor to improve site conditions further by streamlining truck dispatch operations and increasing the number of flaggers when concrete operations are underway using truck staging between 74th and 76th Streets.
  • Additional sidewalk improvements implemented with additional lighting installed on the west side of 2nd Avenue between 66th Street and 67th Street and also between 69th Street and 70th Street along the Ancillary 1 fence line.
  • Sidewalk curb line improvements implemented through coordination with NYC Department of Transportation to provide additional visibility for pedestrians.
  • Various improvements to sight lines between 67th Street and 73rd Street were implemented.
  • Additional sidewalk improvements implemented with additional lighting installed on the west side of 2nd Avenue between 66th Street and 67th Street and also between 69th Street and 70th Street along the Ancillary 1 fence line.
  • New pedestrian ramp installed on north-west corner of 69th Street and Second Avenue.

86th Street Station Area

Recent Site Improvements:

  • Blasting completed at 86th Street. This represents the end of blasting for the entire Phase 1 project.
  • Partial dismantling of Muck House located between 83rd and 84th Streets is underway. Gantry crane will remain in place until Spring 2014.
  • Muck House located between 86th and 87th Streets will be dismantled in Spring 2014.
  • Additional lighting has been installed between 83rd and 86th Streets.

Community Outreach and Good Neighbor Initiative Updates:

  • Community tours of the 86th Street Station underground cavern continue.
  • Added screening around contractor storage area on 83rd Street.
  • Community Information Center opened in July and located at 1628 2nd Avenue.

96th Street Station Area

Recent Site Improvements:

  • Recently updated site enhancements include new chain link fencing along the work zones which is more transparent and takes up less sidewalk space; new fence wrap that creates a more visually appealing work zone and provides a dust screen; and new and/or freshly painted barriers.
  • Work zones on south side of 94th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues and on 93rd Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues removed.
  • The contractor has reopened the south side crosswalk at both the 96th Street and 97th Street intersections; all four crosswalks are now open.
  • Removal of redundant traffic/pedestrian signals have created better pedestrian flow and more sidewalk space.
  • Completion of various pedestrian improvements south of 95th Street, including repair of the pedestrian ramps on the northwest and southwest corners of 91st Street and 2nd Avenue.
  • New pedestrian safety signage and a high-visibility crosswalk at East 92nd Street and Second Avenue.
  • Enhanced vector (rodent) bait boxes at 93rd Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues and at NE corner near the garbage alcove.

Community Outreach and Good Neighbor Initiative Updates:

  • Creation of 96th Street Station area bus maps which are now installed and available at various locations throughout the station area.
  • Sanitizing/cleaning schedule developed along with the contractor for problem garbage areas such as the 93rd Street and 96th Street alcoves.
  • Created a Bilingual English/Spanish community update hand out.
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