This is to notify you of upcoming service changes to the Q47 related to the ongoing Calamus Avenue sewer project (SE-814) being undertaken by the NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC).
We have been notified by the DDC resident engineer that beginning next week, their contractors will be undertaking work on 69th Street between 48th and 51st Avenues. While this work will not require us to detour the Q47 travel path away from 69th Street, this work will directly impact two Q47 bus stops.
Effective August 1, 2017 and lasting through the end of September, 2017 (approximately 8 weeks):
- The northbound Q47 stop at 69 St/49 Av will be temporarily discontinued. Customers will be directed to use the bus stop on 69 St/48 Av for the nearest available northbound Q47 service.
- The southbound Q47 stop at 69 St/48 Av will be temporarily discontinued. Customers will be directed to use the bus stop on 69 St/50 Av for the nearest available southbound Q47 service.
We will post notifications on the affected bus stops to inform customers at street level about the changes and will restore the bus stops once the DDC construction is cleared by the end of September.
This is in addition to the existing temporary Q47 detour, which has rerouted Q47 buses off Calamus Avenue and other Grand Avenue instead.
At the conclusion of DDC work, MTA Bus Company plans to restore all affected bus stops and original routing on the Q47.
Please let me know if you have any questions,
Government and Community Relations
MTA New York City Transit
2 Broadway, D17.110
New York, NY 10004