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Park Avenue Viaduct

The MTA will repair and replace portions of the Park Avenue Viaduct between 115 and 132 Streets. A more resilient viaduct will help keep the public safe and provide reliable Metro-North train service.
Updated Jun 5, 2024
A train on a track with buildings on either side of it.

Details

  • Location
    Manhattan
  • Type
    Reconstruction, Rehabilitation
  • Status
    Construction

Area Map

Timeline

Planning
  • Q4 2021: Preliminary engineering contract awarded
  • Q1 2022: Interim repairs completed
  • Q3 2022: Design-Build construction RFP released
  • Q4 2022: Design-Build RFP awarded
Phase 1 Construction
  • Q2 2023: Construction activity begins
  • Q3 2023: Contruction activity underneath the viaduct begins
  • Q2 2024: Construction on top of the viaduct begins
  • 2026: Phase 1 concludes

About the project

The Park Avenue Viaduct replacement project focuses on the elevated steel structure that carries four Metro-North Railroad tracks along Park Avenue between East 110 Street and the Harlem River Lift Bridge.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will replace or repair major segments of the Viaduct. Phase 1 entails the complete replacement of the Viaduct from East 115 Street to 123 Street. Phase 1 construction is scheduled to begin in mid-2023 and continue through 2026.

All Metro-North trains along the Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven lines must travel on the Park Avenue Viaduct to get in and out of Grand Central Terminal. On a typical weekday, approximately 750 trains and hundreds of thousands of customers travel across the viaduct. Nearly half of the viaduct was constructed in the 1890s. 

We will replace major segments of the structure as quickly and safely as possible, while minimizing impacts to the surrounding neighborhood.

Project benefits

  • Maintains public safety
  • Makes the viaduct more resilient
  • Reduce noise and vibration levels by using stronger materials

Park Avenue Viaduct Replacement

Documents

Community Board presentations
Good Neighbor initiative results scorecards

Being a good neighbor is important to the MTA, which is why the PAV team kicked off a Good Neighbor Initiative (GNI) this summer. The Good Neighbor Initiative grades the PAV contractor on factors like environment and livability, site upkeep, cleanliness, and housekeeping. In addition to regular site inspections, we’re integrating community feedback into our GNI scoring as well, which you can share anytime by emailing pavoutreach@mtacd.org or calling (347) 422-7780. The grades are tied to financial incentives and will be publicized through a scorecard every few months.

Ser un buen vecino es importante para la MTA, razón por la cual el equipo de PAV inició una Iniciativa de Buen Vecino (GNI) este verano. La Iniciativa del Buen Vecino califica al contratista de PAV en función de factores como el medio ambiente y la habitabilidad, el mantenimiento del sitio, la limpieza y el mantenimiento. Además de las inspecciones periódicas del sitio, también estamos integrando los comentarios de la comunidad en nuestra puntuación del INB, que puede compartir en cualquier momento enviando un correo electrónico a pavoutreach@mtacd.org o llamando al (347) 422-7780. Las calificaciones están vinculadas a incentivos financieros y se publicarán mediante un tablero de resultados cada pocos meses.

Contact us

If you have any questions or comments, or to be added to the quarterly newsletter, please email pavoutreach@mtacd.org or call ‪(347) 422-7780.

Past events

On October 19, 2022, the MTA, the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York, and the Apprenticeship Readiness Collective hosted a jobs event for the Park Avenue Viaduct and the Second Avenue Subway at the Tito Puente Education Complex.

Learn more about the event. (Spanish)