Project Description

The Jay Lawrence Station Complex
Owners Name
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York City Transit (NYCT)
General description of the project type and size
Citnalta Construction Corporation, together with its joint venture partner, Schiavone Construction Corporation (Schiavone-Citnalta, JV or SCJV) and subcontractors built a new three level pedestrian transfer connector (complete with two escalators and an elevator) that connected the Jay Street Station A/C/F Subway Lines (Independent Line, IND) with the Lawrence Street Station R Subway Line (Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit, BMT). The connection formed a historical milestone as it was the first time that the IND and BMT lines had been connected in the New York City Transit system’s history.
Description of scope of work
The Schiavone-Citnalta Joint Venture excavated an entire city block in downtown Brooklyn, underpinned the existing buildings on both sides of the street, replaced the roadway with a sophisticated decking system in order to maintain the normal flow of traffic on Willoughby Street above and built the 15,000 square foot pedestrian transfer connector below which connected the roof of the Lawrence Street Station with the eastern elevation of the Jay Street station. Additionally, the contract called for SCJV to perform a full station rehabilitation of the Jay Street Station (including the installation of three new elevators,) a partial rehabilitation on the Lawrence Street Station and the installation of full ADA accessibility to both the Jay Street Station and the Lawrence Street Station platforms.
Original Start and End dates of construction
The NTP was issued on 11/14/2008 and the project was scheduled for completion in 18 months.
Actual Start and End dates of construction
Awarded on 11/14/2008

Completed on 8/25/2010