WILLIAMSBURG — Mark your calendars.
The MTA has set the first of two public meetings where it will reveal more information about the looming L train shutdown between Manhattan and Brooklyn that is slated to begin in early 2019.
The first meeting, scheduled for May 5 at 6 p.m. at the Marcy Avenue Armory located at 355 Marcy Ave. will be geared toward Brooklyn residents.
A second meeting that has not yet been scheduled will be held in Manhattan at a later date, according to the MTA.
The agency says it's still weighing options for how to repair damage done to the Canarsie Tunnel which travels under the East River and connects Brooklyn and Manhattan along the L line. The tunnel flooded during Hurricane Sandy.
The MTA has already confirmed that there are at least two options under consideration for construction — an 18-month full shutdown of service between Brooklyn and Manhattan and a three-year partial shutdown where one tunnel is repaired at a time, meaning limited service for that time period.
Cutting off train traffic between Brooklyn and Manhattan may also lead to the closure of L train stops in Manhattan.
May 5's meeting will include in-depth information of these and the other potential options that the agency is considering.
The meeting will also include time for the public to discuss concerns about a shutdown and directly ask MTA staffers questions about it.