The MTA is shutting down the G Train for five straight weeks this summer—between Long Island City and Nassau Ave.
MTA officials told Community Board 2 members last night that the line would be down between Court Square and Nassau Ave/Manhattan Avenue from July 26 through September 1.
The MTA said that it needs to shut down service in order to repair damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. The tunnel that connects Long Island City with Greenpoint was flooded with 3 million gallons of salt water at the height of the storm, according to the MTA.
There will be shuttle service provided during the 5-week shutdown.