Two South Bronx subway stations on the Number 4 line closed for renovations

(03/27/04) SOUTH BRONX - Some residents in the Bronx may have their commutes disrupted because of two South Bronx subway stations closing. On Saturday, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) workers closed the 167th Street and Mount Eden Avenue stops on the Number 4 Line, so they can perform renovations at the stations. Officials say closing the stations will enable them to replace stairways and lighting, paint, and install art-glass windows.

The $42 million project will also later include renovations to the 170th Street and 176th Street stations. Transit officials say the project should last three months. Free shuttle buses will be provided during the construction.

Customers who usually use the Mount Eden stop can take a shuttle bus to the 170th Street Number 4 station to get to Manhattan. Bronx-bound riders should take the Number 4 to 161st Street, transfer to the D train and take the D to 170th Street, where they can catch a shuttle bus. Customers who usually use the 167th Street stop can take the shuttle bus or the BX35 bus to the 167th Street D station and transfer to the Number 4 at 161st Street to get to Manhattan. To return to the Bronx, take the Number 4 to 170th Street and catch the shuttle bus. The shuttle buses are free, but riders need to ask for a free transfer if using the BX35 bus.

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