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Kirby Lee-USA TODAY

MTA to temporarily close 5 Manhattan subway stations starting in 2019

December 18, 2018 - 2:01 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Five subway stations in Upper Manhattan are in line to get new elevators in a project that will take four years to complete.

The MTA announced Tuesday that the subway stations will each be closed for separate periods beginning in 2019. 

Work starts at the 168th Street station on the 1 line on Jan. 5. The station there is 112-years-old which is great for historians, but terrible for commuters.

"They need a larger elevator because people with wheelchairs, and it should be larger," Roger said.

The station will get an elevator, but the project will take a year.

Also on the calendar is construction at the 181st Street and 191st Street stations on the 1 line, as well as 181st Street and 190th Street on the A line.

This is the MTA’s construction schedule:

The 168th Street station on the 1 line will close on Jan. 5, 2019 to Jan. 2020

The 181st Street station on the A line will close Oct. 2019 until Oct. 2020

The 191st Street station on the 1 line will close Feb. 2020 until Feb. 2021

The 190th Street station on the A line will close Nov. 2020 until Oct. 2021

The 181st Street station on the 1 line will close March 21 until Feb. 2022