Utility Issues Blamed For 2nd Ave. Subway Project Delays

NEW YORK (1010 WINS/AP) — The MTA’s inspector general says delays and $130 million in cost overruns on Manhattan’s Second Avenue subway project are due to underground utility issues.
Inspector General Barry L. Kluger says problems with awarding contracts have caused further delays and added another $120 million to the tab.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says it has adopted cost-saving measures.
The New York Times obtained Kluger’s response to Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, who had sought explanations.
Federal officials now estimate the first phase of work will be completed in February 2018. The MTA’s estimate is July 2017.
It’s being built to reduce crowding on the Lexington Avenue line. The neighborhood lost its Second Avenue Elevated in 1940.

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One Comment

  1. Agent_C says:

    The length of time this project is taking is an absolute disgrace! Most aggravating of all, is that the delays have very little to do with the actual construction, but everything to do with project and contract management. They should not let the MTA manage large scale projects like this; they’re simply not capable. Turn it over to a private prime contractor (Like Sanyo International Construction or Tishman) and fire the whole lot of these CPM incompetents at 2 Broadway!

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