Cuomo: 1st phase of L train project done, ahead of schedule

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced the first phase of the L project tunnel rehabilitation is complete.

The governor said the project is also ahead of schedule and on budget.

During a tour of the work with the MTA Sunday, Cuomo said the entire Canarsie Tunnel rehabilitation is now scheduled to be completed by April 2020.

The work includes a new cable racking system, new fire resistant cables and a new wall structure.

The MTA says its new approach avoided the looming L train shutdown and allowed regular weekday service during construction.

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