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MTA, NYC DOT Advise Customers of Upcoming Signal Modernization Work in Southern Brooklyn, Belt Parkway Closures

Updated Dec 1, 2023 4:45 p.m.

 Trains to Operate Between Jamaica-179 St and Church Av Starting at 9:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8 Through 5:00 a.m., Monday, Dec. 11

To Accommodate Work Taking Place, Alternating Road Closures on Belt Parkway Starting at 9:00 p.m. Each Night Between Dec. 8 and Dec. 10


The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) today advised customers of upcoming signal modernization work along the  line happening next weekend. The modernization work is part of the Authority’s Culver Line Signal Modernization project, which is fully replacing signals on the Culver Line from Church Av to West 8 St in Brooklyn to improve reliability and resilience.

To accommodate the modernization work,  trains will operate between Jamaica-179 St and Church Av next weekend, starting on Friday, Dec. 8 at 9:45 p.m. Regular  train service is expected to resume by 5:00 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 11. In June, the MTA announced free shuttle bus service to replace  trains between Church Av and Coney Island-Stillwell Av. 

To minimize service changes and future outages in the area, NYC Transit crews will perform track renewal work, which will lead to improved reliability and better service along the line.

Road Closures on Belt Parkway

To safely accommodate work, the MTA, in close coordination with NYC DOT, will implement alternate road closures for the weekend of Dec. 8 on the Belt Parkway. Detour routes will be provided.

Motorists are strongly encouraged to seek alternative routes across southern Brooklyn — or to use mass transit.

  • Friday, Dec. 8: From 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. there will be a full eastbound closure, with one westbound lane open. 
  • Saturday, Dec. 9: From 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. there will be a full westbound closure and one eastbound lane open. 
  • Sunday, Dec. 10: From 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., lanes closures to be determined on construction needs.

For real-time service updates and information, customers can use the following options: 

MYmta app – Customers who use the comprehensive MYmta smartphone app will see real-time travel information for all MTA services all in one place.      
TrainTime app - The MTA’s TrainTime app is the one-stop app for commuter rail customers in the region on both Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad, showing all train schedules for 30 days in the future.

new.mta.info – The “Service Status” box at new.mta.info is always the definitive source for the latest status for each line.

MTA Weekender – Customers can sign up for the “MTA Weekender,” a weekly digest of major weekend service changes throughout the transit system.     
X – X users can follow @MTA, @NYCTSubway, @NYCTBus for service updates and customer service support.  
WhatsApp – Customers can chat with NYC Transit via WhatsApp. Riders can receive customer service support in their native language through the help of Google Translate.

For those who prefer to contact the MTA by telephone, information is available by dialing 511. Connecticut customers should call 877-690-5114. Those who are deaf or hard of hearing can use their preferred service provider for the free 711 relay to reach the MTA at 511.