MTA to offer incentives for faster work on L train construction

Brooklyn residents are bracing for the impending L train shutdown as the MTA says it plans to offer incentives to get the work done faster.

Brooklyn residents are bracing for the impending L train shutdown as the MTA says it plans to offer incentives to get the work done faster. (7/28/16)

BROOKLYN - Brooklyn residents are bracing for the impending L train shutdown as the MTA says it plans to offer incentives to get the work done faster. 

The L train is expected to shut down in 2019 between Manhattan and Brooklyn for about a year and a half after the Canarsie tubes connecting the two boroughs were badly damaged by Superstorm Sandy.

The MTA's plan is for service within Brooklyn to continue close to normal but for all service in Manhattan to stop. 

The Transportation Authority considered a partial shutdown over three years, but locals said they wanted it done quickly. 

The MTA says it will hire a contractor to take control of the full tunnel to move the work along faster and allow the Transportation Authority to offer incentives, such as more money.

If the work starts to move slowly, the contractors could be punished with less pay. 

The work requires a contractor specialized in this type of work, and the MTA says it is looking for the most efficient company to do the job.

The MTA says it is asking contractors to bring their most interesting ideas and hopes to award a contract by the end of the year so planning can begin. 

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