MTA to transform Grand Street ahead of L train shutdown

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WILLIAMSBURG -

The Department of Transportation has proposed changes that it says will make Grand Street safer and better to use amid the upcoming L train shutdown.

The proposal includes creating protected curbside bike lines, a bus lane and a right-turn lane for commuters between the Williamsburg Bridge to Vandevoort Street.

The move would focus on safety, but drivers will lose a lane of traffic and parking spaces.

Bus service fare machines would also be installed. 

City transportation officials say this plan will be implemented this month, but did not provide a firm date.

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