The MTA has released a video of the work it’s doing on the Montague tubes, the tunnels that the R train uses between Brooklyn and Manhattan, which have been closed since August to repair major damage sustained during Hurricane Sandy.
The work amounts to a near rebuilding of the tubes, and is happening in two parts. Right now, they’re repairing all right-of-way components, includes significant work to tracks, tunnel lighting, circuit breaker houses, power substations, pump rooms, fan plant, power cable and ducts. The second contract will repair signal equipment.
Work is estimated to cost $308.6 million in total, with $220.6 million invested in the right-of-way component repairs.
The Montague tubes, and R train travel between Brooklyn and Manhattan, will remain shut down until the work is complete, which is currently anticipated in October 2014.