Greenpoint Gazette

Lentol Updates Community about Upcoming Transportation Changes

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A number of major transportation projects are headed to North Brooklyn and Assemblyman Joe Lentol is cautioning residents to be aware of changes before heading out on their morning commutes.

The B48 bus line will be re-routed from Monday, March 12 – October 2012 as a result of the Nassau Avenue Reconstruction Project. “I have continually emphasized the need for this project to have as little impact as possible on the day to day lives of our neighborhood, as well as the need for constant community outreach so that people can stay informed about its progress and any proposed changes,” said Lentol.

The Assemblyman noted that he lives right off of Nassau Avenue where the reconstruction will be taking place and is acutely aware of the impact that the project will have on the community. “While I recognize that this will be disruptive for my constituents, I also know the updates to Nassau Avenue are going to be vital,” he said. The $10 million, eight month project includes work on water mains, hydrants, sewers, pedestrian ramps, roadways and street lighting.

From March to October, the B48 will run along Norman and Bridgewater Streets between Manhattan Avenue and Van Dam Street. Buses will not stop on Nassau Avenue between Manhattan Avenue and Van Dam Street in either direction during the planned reconstruction (more specific information below).

In addition to the disruptions resulting from the reconstruction, for three upcoming weekends G train service will be replaced with a shuttle bus from Bedford-Nostrand to Court Street, in both directions. During the weekends of April 14-16, June 30-July 2, and July 7-9 train service will be shutdown from 12:01 AM Saturday until 5:00 AM Monday.

Please see below for specific bus stops affected and visit MTAInfo.com or call 511 for more travel information.

Northbound Bus Stops
New temporary bus stops from March 12, 2012 – October 2012
On Norman Av:
• Between Manhattan Av and Leonard St
• Between McGuinness Blvd and Newel St
• Between Humbolt St and Russell St
• Between Monitor St and Kingsland Av
• Between Hausman St and Apollo St
On Bridgewater St:
• Between Van Dam St and Varick St
Southbound Bus Stops
New temporary bus stops from March 12, 2012 – October 2012
On Norman Av:
• Between Apollo St and Kingsland Av
• Between Monitor St and N. Henry St
• Between Russell St and Humboldt Av
• Between Newel St and McGuiness Blvd
• Between Eckford St and Leonard St
On Manhattan Av:
• Between Norman Av and Bedford Av
B48 buses will no longer stop at bus stops on Nassau Av between Manhattan Av and Van Dam St.

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