The following e-mail from the MTA arrived in my inbox this morning:
From: 2 Ave Subway
Date: Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 9:01 AM
Supplemental Environmental Assessment to the
Second Avenue Subway
Final Environmental Impact Statement:
72nd and 86th Street Station Entrance Alternatives (EA)
This is to inform you that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) have completed a Supplemental Environmental Assessment to the Second Avenue Subway Final Environmental Impact Statement: 72nd and 86th Street Station Entrance Alternatives (EA), providing the environmental analyses of MTA’s proposed entrance modifications at the northern ends of the Second Avenue Subway 72nd Street and 86th Street Stations.
This EA has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for FTA as lead federal agency.
As described in the EA, the proposed entrance modifications would not result in significant adverse impacts in any impact category.
The EA is available for public review at the following locations:
- MTA Headquarters, 347 Madison Avenue, 9th Floor Law Library
- Federal Transit Administration, One Bowling Green, Room 429
- Manhattan Community Board 8 Offices, 505 Park Avenue, Suite 620
- Online at http://www.mta.info/capconstr/sas
Doors open at 5 PM and project staff will be available at that time.
The FTA and the MTA announced today that the deadline for the public to provide comments, on the EA, has been pushed back. The new deadline for submitting written comments on the EA is now 5:30 PM on July 31, 2009. Any written comments or materials regarding the EA that are received on or before that time will be made part of the record.
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In other news...
The MTA has announced, on their web site, that Second Avenue Subway Contract 2A (referenced by the MTA as Contract C-26005) was awarded on 5/28/09 to E. E. Cruz and Tully Construction Co., a Joint Venture, LLC.
Contract 2A covers heavy civil and site work in and around the 96th Street station. Also included in this contract is the excavation work required to connect the new station at 96th Street to the existing 2nd Avenue subway tunnel just north of 99th Street.
The award amount was $303,863,700.
Also, the MTA opened and awarded the bid for Second Avenue Subway Contract 5A (referenced by the MTA as Contract C-26013) on 5/21/2009. The low bid for this contract was was placed by J. D'Annunzio & Sons, Inc.
Contract 5A covers preliminary excavation work, as well as utility relocation and road decking for the 2nd Avenue Subway 86th Street station location.
The low bid for Contract 5A was $34,070,039.