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Street Reconfiguration Work Anticipates L Train Closure in Brooklyn
"In preparation for the L-train shutdown in April, [New York City] has begun altering the appearance of streets at anticipated congestion points," reports Gerald Schifman.
"In the past few weeks the traffic lanes at 14th Street intersections between Third and Ninth avenues have been painted red, which will signal that motorists must exit. By April, white Bus Only wording will be stenciled in the black boxes to make the message clear. Similar restricted lanes are planned for Delancey Street between the Williamsburg Bridge and the Bowery," according to Schifman.
Schifman provides additional details about where the city is adding bike lanes and pedestrian walkways. Schifman also notes that some of the changes could become permanent if they prove successful.