Brooklynites headed through central Brooklyn should be ready to alter their late-night commutes around the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s construction schedule for the next several weeks. The agency will be working on tracks and signals on the Q line starting this Friday, July 15, and every weekend through August 26, skipping stops and rerouting trains entirely.
Starting each Friday at 11:45 p.m. and until 5 a.m. each Monday morning, Coney Island-bound Q trains will run via the N express route from Atlantic Avenue-Barclays center to Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue, with additional stops at 36th Street and 59th Street.
Manhattan-bound Q trains will run via the D express route from Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue to Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center, skipping Dekalb Avenue and adding additional stops at Bay Parkway, 62nd Street, 9th Avenue, and 36th Street. Q shuttle trains will operate between Prospect Park and Stillwell Avenue.
In addition, Q trains will not run between Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center and Prospect Park on Monday-Friday, 11:45pm-5am, with train service replaced with free shuttle buses.
Free shuttle buses will also run outside each of the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center, 7th Avenue, and Prospect Park stops on weekends.
Maintenance work will include upgrading signals, track replacement, LED light installation, and work to to reinforce resiliency to water infiltration in the tunnel where the Q train runs under Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.
Stellar summer at Barclays
These adjustments will take place in the middle of a busy season for sports, music and entertainment in Brooklyn.
The New York Liberty have seven games left at Barclays Center, where they will look to make a playoff push as they sit just one game out of postseason contention. Comedy titans, Chris Rock and Kevin Hart will perform at the arena on July 25.
Fourteen Grammy Award winner, rapper Kendrick Lamar has two performances scheduled on the first weekend of August, and rapper Wiz Khalifa, three-time Billboard Music Award winner, will take on the stage on Aug. 16 followed by pop-folk and pop-rock star Shawn Mendez on Aug. 19.
Summer nights’ dreams at the park
Concerts by Chicano Batman, Erykah Badu, Khruangbin, and a full music and performing arts festival organized by BRIC are scheduled starting on July 16 at the Bandshell.