Renovated Smith-9th Street station set to reopen Friday
The Smith-9th Street station in Brooklyn is set to open Friday after a two-year renovation project.
Trains will start serving commuters at the Gowanus stop, which sits atop the 79-year-old Culver Viaduct, at 11 a.m. The station upgrades, which the MTA had said would cost $275.5 million, were part of the ongoing renovation of the viaduct.
Station reconstruction includes new lighting, upgraded public address and closed-circuit television systems, rehabilitated stairs and platforms, and a 14-foot mosaic.
The reconstruction project began in early 2011 and was expected to last until spring 2012, but had been delayed.
“This has been a long and complicated project, but we are grateful for the community’s patience while we performed this necessary work,” said Thomas Prendergast, the nominee to run the MTA and head of the city’s transit system, in a statement last month.