EAST HARLEM — The next phase of the new Second Avenue subway is in the works, the MTA announced Friday.
Phase Two of the line will extend north and west from Second Avenue and 96th Street to 125th Street and Lexington Avenue. There will be three new stations at 106th Street, 116th Street and 125th and Lexington Avenue.
“Our goal is to fast-track Phase 2 to every extent possible, and if these efforts to speed up the project timetable are successful, the MTA will amend our Capital Program and seek additional funds to begin heavy construction sooner,” said MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast.
The MTA is advertising Requests for Proposals for the first three contracts, which include design, environmental and community outreach services.
The MTA recently released $66 million to ensure the first phase of the new line opens on time in December.
Construction of the $4.5 billion Second Avenue Subway project began in 2007 with the goal of connecting the Q line to the Lexington/63rd Street station, and providing service from East 63rd to East 96th streets along Second Avenue.