MTA releases Second Avenue subway photos

The MTA says the construction of the Second Avenue subway is on track and released 22 photos showing the progress being made at two new stations.

The photos show the work being done underground at the future 86th and 96th Street stops on the Upper East Side. The MTA says the stations, along with a third one at 72nd Street, are on track to open by December 2016.

Construction on the $4.6 billion project began in 2007. Local residents and business have complained about the noise, pollution and other violations that the massive project has brought to the area.

The new line is expected to reduce overcrowding along the Lexington Avenue line.



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