July 5, 2009, is the day that the New York City subway G line will be extended to the Church Avenue station on the F line. This is necessary due to the rehabilitation of the Culver Viaduct:
Beginning July 5 and lasting approximately four years, extensive reconstruction of the Culver Viaduct will require the extension of the G Line subway service to Church Avenue in Southern Brooklyn. While designed to accommodate this major structure rehabilitation, the extension will provide additional service south of Smith-9th Street, save travel time for many customers and provide additional transfer options.
This change is necessary because rehabilitation of the steel and concrete structure, opened in 1933 as part of the IND system, requires the removal of two tracks from service for the duration of the project, eliminating the area at 4th Av-9th Street used by G trains to reverse direction.
If i’ts 4 years why does the advisory say i’ts ending on December 31 2009?
My guess is that it’s just standard procedure. I assume it would be renewed.
The TA internal General Orders that shut the track down never go past Dec 31. They are re-issued Jan 1 of the following year. Either someone just copied it off the GO, or it’s an automated system.
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