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Second Avenue Subway May Still Be Delayed Despite Extra Funds, MTA Says

(DNAINFO) Shaye Weaver and Nikita Venugopal | April 20, 2016 — Delays at the 72nd Street station may affect the completion date of the Second Avenue Subway, MTA says.

No matter how much money the MTA throws at it, construction of the Second Avenue Subway may be delayed again.

Despite having funneled $66 million more to the project in February in hopes of completing the Second Avenue subway on time, it still might not open by the December deadline, according to the MTA‘s independent engineering consultant.

Contractors say they’re only on schedule for 70 percent of the milestones that the MTA set in March after it voted to use its contingency funds to keep the project on track, according to the project’s independent engineer.

MTA officials said during Monday’s transit and bus committee meeting that work at the 72nd Street Station is “falling behind” and late design changes made last month may throw off the scheduled completion of testing.

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